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Old 06-06-2006, 02:22 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default how do i reformat?

can someone please tell me?
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Old 06-06-2006, 04:24 AM   #2 (permalink)
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It's pretty easy. In fact Microsoft has done a nice job of taking all the pain out of wiping the hard drive and reinstalling XP. Pop your Windows XP disk in the CD ROM drive and wait for the installation menu to come up.

Choose "Install Windows XP" then it will go into a new screen that lists a bunch of steps. From the from the pulldown menu choose "New Installation (Advanced)" and let the software do the rest.

It will wipe out all the data on your hard drive and put a fresh copy of Windows XP on the system.

There is some evidence however that the XP installer program does not wipe the drive completely.

If you really want to make sure the drive is scrubbed, then see our new Reformat and Reinstall with Windows XP
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Old 06-06-2006, 05:36 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I change the sizes of the partitions, as that will most likley corrupt the data anyway.

How was it hard before?

A:\

Format C:\

yes

twiddle thumbs.

D:\

Setup

twiddle thumbs while it installs 98 or what ever.



(I just said that in case you were not on XP.)
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I deleted your other thread for you. In the future, don't double post.
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to completly wipe the HDD, low level format using powermax from a floppy or Hiren's Boot CD. Then let windows format it into NTFS and install windows
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to completly wipe the HDD, low level format using powermax from a floppy or Hiren's Boot CD. Then let windows format it into NTFS and install windows
this is the best quick way above.

step by step below (without powermax)

http://www.windowsreinstall.com/
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