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Old 01-27-2004, 06:29 AM   #1 (permalink)
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i am trying to install a fresh copy of win xp on my pc by deleting everything on my computer, however when i come to delete the partition (c: drive) it says it can't because win xp setup files to install win xp are on this partition!
please could someone tell me why they think it won't let me, even though it has let me in the past with the same win xp disc.
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Old 01-27-2004, 08:30 AM   #2 (permalink)
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follow the following process:
1. set CDROm as 1st boot device
-put the XP cd in the Cdrom
-keep hitting any key
-it would start loading some files
-It would ask u to either press enter to setup XP
or press R to run recovery console
Press R
-choose the partition 1
hit enter
-type the comand -: diskpart
follow the instaruction on the screen
-that would do it !
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Old 01-27-2004, 08:33 AM   #3 (permalink)
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are you trying to delete the C: Partition from the disk managment control panel?

try using a boot disk and Formatting it
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cheers 4 ur replies il try startecs method! and to t1junkie no im trying to delete it from the boot screen (sory dont really no the rite terms!) its like an msdos screen cuz im booting from the cd and its a blue an yellow screen
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thanks alot startec!its letting me delete it now!!i didnt have the option to press r for recovery but since i changed the 1st boot device to cdrom it let me delete the partition.thank u both vey much 4 ur help!
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