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Old 11-09-2003, 09:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Ok, i have a problem. as we all know windows xp doesn't contain fdisk, but that's just what i want, fdisk. my computer has no floppy drive so i was wondering, if i got the contents of a 98 se boot floppy, and burnt it to a cd-r as a .iso would it boot? i want to delete all partitions on my hard drive and then create a new primary dos partition. then install windows. how cna i do this? help is appreciated

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Old 11-10-2003, 12:10 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Sure as long as your CD was the first device. You may also want to use CD Burning software like Nero, which helps make bootable disks.

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Old 11-10-2003, 04:25 AM   #3 (permalink)
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i think XP comes with a burning program, just drag and drop into the CD burner
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Old 11-10-2003, 09:02 AM   #4 (permalink)
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That was a good Question B.
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Old 11-10-2003, 10:55 AM   #5 (permalink)
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bandage_boy winXP has a all-in-one setup program on the CD. make your cd-rom boot before the hard disk and boot up with the winXP CD.
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Old 11-10-2003, 04:56 PM   #6 (permalink)
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i know that, but my xp disc isn't bootable :S

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