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Project X

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gateway with windows xp home
bought windows pro and want to install

when I try and delete partition to recreate it tells me i cant delete that partition. It says it needs some of the set up files on it.

I know what my problem is and I know how to fix it. I need to know how to manellly F disc. Command prompt or what ever. I simply want to know how to F disc the entire hard drive

tap f8-f10-f12 still cant find it.
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Hi Project X...

fdisk is a MS DOS function found on older Windows startup disks. If you have a floppy drive, you can download as Windows 98SE Startup Disk from bootdisk.com and use that to wipe the drive.

However, you can partition and format the drive using the XP Pro cd by starting the machine with the disk in the drive and pressing a key when prompted to boot from cd. There is a good guide available HERE.

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That solves my problem, tyvm :whistling:
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My pleasure! :whistling:
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