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Old 05-11-2008, 08:53 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey all,
I'm new here, was looking around but couldn't really find what I was looking for in one place.

I recentley had my main HD fail on me with a windows loading screen blue screen error. I tried doing the chkdsk /p and /r aswell as fixboot, none of which worked.

I had to install windows on a spare 40g HD I had to recover the info
I'm ready to wipe my main HD clean and reinstall windows from scratch, the problem is I don't know the best way to do it.

In the past I've just formatted using the windows install disk (deleting the partion and installing on a new one) but it seems as if that isn't the best way to do it. Does that cause more errors with windows?

What's the best way to wipe a HD clean and reinstall?

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Old 05-11-2008, 08:58 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Well you can do a full format with the XP CD.

Installing Windows XP - NeoSmart Technologies Wiki

Guide i wrote up there. Or you can use the link in my sig for the Windows Index. Go in that thread and find hte Recommended Software for Certain tasks. In there i have listed a few formatting and partitions tools toward the bottom of the first post.
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That is very helpfull thank you so much!
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Not a problem. Glad we can help.
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