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Microsoft KB Archive/254959

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"FORMAT /S" Command Is Not Supported in Windows Millennium Edition

Article ID: 254959

Article Last Modified on 1/27/2007


  • Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition

This article was previously published under Q254959


If you attempt to format a disk and copy the Windows Millennium Edition (Me) system files by using the format /s command, you receive the following error message:

Microsoft Windows no longer supports the format /s command. To create a Startup disk, click the Add/Remove Programs icon in Control Panel.
Format terminated.


The /s switch is not supported with the format command in Windows Me.


To create a Windows Me Startup (or boot) disk:

  1. Click Start, point to Settings, and then click Control Panel.
  2. Double-click the Add/Remove Programs icon.
  3. Click the Startup Disk tab.
  4. Click Create Disk.


This behavior is by design.

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