How to Format Drive C on Windows 2000 Professional Edition
By Stephen Lilley
The C drive on a Windows 2000 Professional Edition computer is the main hard drive. If you want to format the drive, you can use the tools present in your operating system. Keep in mind, however, that this will delete every last byte of data stored on the drive. This includes all of your personal files and folders and the operating system, if it is installed on your computer's C drive.
Put your Windows 2000 Professional Edition installation disc into your computer's CD-ROM drive. Once the disc is in the drive, restart your computer.
Press any key on your computer's keyboard to boot from the Windows 2000 Professional Edition installation disc, as opposed to your hard drive.
Tap the "R" key on your computer's keyboard to enter the "Repair" option in the Windows 2000 Professional Edition installation process. Once you do this, select the listing for your installation of Windows 2000 by highlighting it and hitting "Enter."
Type "Map" into the command prompt you see on screen.
Type "format c:" into the command prompt to tell the Windows 2000 installation utility that you'd like to format the C drive on your computer. Once this process has been completed, type "Exit" to enter the installation utility.
Stephen Lilley is a freelance writer who hopes to one day make a career writing for film and television. His articles have appeared on a variety of websites. Lilley holds a Bachelor of Arts in film and video production from the University of Toledo in Ohio.