Tips and Tricks

Format a 3 1/2 disk 720 using Windows XP:  Go to "Start" then to "Run" and type in this command or copy the command to the run command line:

cmd /k format A: /t:80 /n:9

A DOS window will open to tell you to put in the disk and press enter. Just follow the direction on the monitor.

If using Windows XP, try the following.   Go to the DOS prompt and type: format a: /t:80 /n:9 or click on "Start", select "Run", type in cmd /k format a: /t:80 /n:9 The advantage of using this method is that the long command will be remembered as a pull-down selection when you select the "Run" command as long as you are logged in on the same computer as the same user