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Format a Floppy Disk

  1. Open My Computer and highlight the disk you wish to format (usually a floppy or thumb drive).
  2. Go to the File menu and go down to Format. A window will appear.
  3. If you wish to completely re-organize a disk, do not have the Quick Format box checked. If you wish to just have the disk erased, check it.
  4. If you wish to have a label for your disk, enter the label in the Volume label text area.
  5. When you have chosen your options, click Start.
  6. In the Full formatting, it will take a few minutes. In the Quick formatting, it only takes a few seconds.

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