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Old 08-23-2003, 01:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I want to delete everything on my old drives and install a clean xp. I know that you must do something with the drives when installing to clear them, but I have 2 hard drives. a 15GB and an 80GB. what do i need to do to wipe out everthing and start clean?
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Old 08-23-2003, 05:15 PM   #2 (permalink)
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First off, start from CD.. and when you get to the point of reinstalling, it will show you your partitions. From there, you need to just go ahead and push whatever it is for delete partitions, and reinstall. MAKE SURE YOU FORMAT IN NTFS THOUGH...
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i actually prefer to keep it at FAT32 for networking reasons

just make sure you've got the right drivers.
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xp setup will guide you thru the process..so dont worry bout it. NTFS is the way to go.IMO
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make sure you've got all the drivers you need
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I also use the NTFS file system for the reliability factor, Apokalipse curious about the Fat32 in regards to networking, Does the NTFS system cause grief???
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when xp setup got to the partitions screen ... i found that i could not delete the old os on my partition "due to setup files being stored" what can i do to format?
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you could put a windows 98 startup disk and do format from a: then put in your win xp disk and go through the steps.
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when xp setup got to the partitions screen ... i found that i could not delete the old os on my partition "due to setup files being stored" what can i do to format?
Did you try to start from CD, or start it from inside windows?
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