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Old 03-21-2004, 02:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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i know how to format a windows 95,98.But need to know how to format windows xp or xp pro.if does any one have an answer,

Mod Edit:Please dont post in the tips and tricks forums with questions...that is what the other forums are for...I'm moving this to the operating systems forum...thanks:nomad

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Old 03-21-2004, 07:12 PM   #2 (permalink)
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stick the xp cd in when you reboot and boot from it. then go through the installation a bit and you will be able to delete/add partitions and format the drive. or insert the windows 98 boot diskette and delete the partition there. and do:
A: format C:

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Old 03-22-2004, 09:57 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Sometimes when you want to format a hard drive that had a previous NTFS partition, you might get some weird errors.

You use your Windows XP/2k Install CD and boot off the CD. Go to the setup and from there you will be able to remove/format the old partitioned data.

You can also use the Windows 2k/XP Setup Disks to accomplish this task.
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