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Trouble with XP

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by XVB, Jul 16, 2004.

  1. XVB

    XVB Junior Member

    Mar 4, 2004
    Hello everyone,

    I want to reformat my entire computer and install a fresh copy of XP. I have already installed XP on one of my two HDDs, what should I do?

    I have done this:

    Tried to install XP on the second HDD and format the first one, but the original windows folder wont go away with format c:, I believe its because of some read only files, I want to wipe everything, how can I achieve this the best way possible?
  2. GavinO

    GavinO Distinguished Long Term member

    Jan 4, 2004
    Here's GavinO's Old Family Recipe for a clean Windows install:

    -Boot to a command prompt, either from a boot disk or your Windows CD.
    -Start FDISK
    -Delete all of the partitions
    -If its Win95/98/Me:
    --Start FDISK again and create a DOS partition for the entire drive
    -Enter Windows setup.
    -Allow setup to partition/format the drive. For WinNT/2K/XP, select 'NTFS' as the partition type.
    -Continue setup as normal.

    Clearing out the partition table insures that you don't get any random surprises later.
  3. XVB

    XVB Junior Member

    Mar 4, 2004
    Thanks Gavin, Ill try that tonight :)

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