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Old 02-04-2006, 01:40 PM   #11 (permalink)
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how do I get FDISK on bootable CDR?

whenever i turn on my computer it goes to the Blue windows setup screen ...

I've been in R for Recovery, and done

C:\Windows\Format C:

but then when I go into C:\Windows\Diskpart

there are still partitions there... and I can't delete it it says they have temporary setup files or something.

Will FDISK fix all these problems?

Should I run C:\Windows\chkdsk \r ??? before FDISK bootable CDR

where do I get FDISK bootable CDR?
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you need it on a floppy.......www.bootdisk.com use windows 98 oem bootdisk
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Old 02-04-2006, 01:44 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I don't have a floppy drive!!!
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Old 02-04-2006, 01:46 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Oh my god why is reformatting so difficult!

is there any other bootable CD-R program that I can download that will clear my harddrive quickly?
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You can reformat with you OS CD.....Is it the original cd? You can delete the partition when it says there are temp files etc....
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it is the original cd.

it won't let me delete the partition no matter what I'm trying
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Old 02-04-2006, 01:57 PM   #17 (permalink)
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i can't even start up my installed windows.

i'm scared to run DBAN
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Why?
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Old 02-04-2006, 04:22 PM   #19 (permalink)
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Hey I fixed it.

I ran:

Ultimate Boot Disc (with PS/PS2 Keyboard)
F6 DOS Boot Discs
MadBoot v8.0
Symantec Gdisk (delete partitions) (Fdisk didn't work)
Restart
Insert Bootable CD
Inserted Windows XP Pro OEM CD
Created the new partition because no partitions present
Success :-)
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you went thru to much but at least u got it
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