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Old 06-30-2006, 03:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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anyways i jst want to know how to reformat and keep some of my files AKA PICTURES, word documents, videos etc
is there a program where i can do it an easy program???
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Does your hard drive have any partitions on it?
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Move all that stuff you want to keep on another drive/partition.

If you don't have a partition, create one using partition magic.

When formating, only format the "c:" drive where operating system is on.
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if i do that how do i not a partition?? and keep it all in one harddrive?
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Just burn everything to disc then you know you have it, that is the fool prof way. If you try to make a partition and mess it up say bye bye to your stuff. If you have a home network just transfer them to one of the other systems untill the format is done.

As far as formatting goes, boot into the bios and make sure your cd drive is set as the first boot device then just boot from the xp cd and follow the onscreen instructions. delete all the partitions (after you have made back ups of course) select the unpartitioned space and format it with nfts(quick) and sit back and have a beer.
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