OS/internal harddrive - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Software > Microsoft Windows and Software
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 08-28-2007, 09:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 2
Default OS/internal harddrive

OK here is my problem.

I've put together a computer. got everything. 2 internal 80 Gig hard drives, MSI motherboard, new video card. everything.

but i put windows Xp on my primary drive. then i wanted windows vista.. i put it on my slave drive. then i tried getting rid of windows XP . Found out deleting it wasnt a good idea. cause now i cant actiate windows vista cause the disc i had went to a Dell computer. i cant reinstall windows XP because windows vista is an earlier version. i can format my harddrives because both have traces of system information. even when your starting up it ask if i want to switch to an earlyer version of windows but the keyboard wont work while im their. so i cant press the arrow keys to go up to that selection. cause imthinking its because i tryed to delete windows XP BY right click and pressing delete..... any answers to this problem?
__________________

cory_cpd is offline  
Old 08-28-2007, 10:48 PM   #2 (permalink)
Call me Mak or K
Mod Emeritus
 
KSoD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: C:\
Posts: 35,647
Default Re: OS/internal harddrive

If you want XP or Vista here is what you do. Go into yoru BIOS. From there make sure that you have boot from CD as the first boot option. then insert which ever disc you want.

From there you can format 1 drive or both drives and install on which ever drive you want. No restrictions.
__________________

__________________
I do not accept support questions via EMail, PM, IM or my G+ page!

Phone: LG Optimus G Pro
Running: Stock JB from LG with Nova Launcher

KSoD is offline  
Old 08-29-2007, 02:57 AM   #3 (permalink)
Chillin Techie
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: USA
Posts: 11,861
Default Re: OS/internal harddrive

delete the drive with powermax 4
__________________
The Ultimate Hard Drive Utility PowerMax 4.23. (It now has the ability to clean a Boot Sector virus on the quick erase option.)
The best browser Netscape 8
Have you accidently delete something? Look here (trial. the better one) and here(free)
EricB is offline  
Old 08-29-2007, 08:30 PM   #4 (permalink)
Junior Techie
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 69
Default Re: OS/internal harddrive

if you want XP boot to your Dell XP disk and it sould have an option to format the drive, a quick format just deletes the files once, a long format gets rid of any residue, its recommended to do a long format to prevent any errors and just follow the prompts and youll be back to having your primary disk having XP in a little under a hour
DaMadScientist is offline  
Old 08-29-2007, 11:15 PM   #5 (permalink)
Chillin Techie
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: USA
Posts: 11,861
Default Re: OS/internal harddrive

Quote:
Originally Posted by cory_cpd View Post
i cant reinstall windows XP because windows vista is an earlier version
he meant later. windows won't let you install an earlier OS. you alway install that one first. powermax will delete anything

you can try mak's advice too
__________________
The Ultimate Hard Drive Utility PowerMax 4.23. (It now has the ability to clean a Boot Sector virus on the quick erase option.)
The best browser Netscape 8
Have you accidently delete something? Look here (trial. the better one) and here(free)
EricB is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Help insatlling second Harddrive Dio1080 Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting 3 07-30-2007 11:39 PM
Why is my harddrive full ! there is nothing installed ! illnastyimpreza Microsoft Windows and Software 12 07-22-2007 08:39 PM
Spontaneous Harddrive Failure Mortiffer Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting 4 06-14-2007 04:13 AM
any program that will copy harddrive to another Max Power Microsoft Windows and Software 17 06-07-2007 05:16 PM
format harddrive pyrodog783 Viruses, Spyware and Malware 18 04-13-2007 09:32 PM



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:12 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.