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Reformatting windows xp

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HI... I am trying to reformat my computer and it tells me to make boot disks ok I can handle that. The windows site has the download and it tells me to save it to 6 disks, ok so now i have 6 disks reformatted and ready to go. I go the site and download to my A: drive and it tells me the disk is not big enough. How do i make the computer save to multiple disks?

Is there anything else I should know about reformatting my computer? I have all the files I want to save on cd's. I've made a ms-dos boot disk when I was reformatting my disks.

Thank you for your help.
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Hi Caper555...

If you have the Windows XP installation cd, you shouldn't need the floppies. Make sure the boot priority in BIOS setup is set so the cd-room is the first boot device, put the installation cd into the cd-rom drive and restart the machine. Watch the top of the screen for the prompt to boot from the cd...press the space bar. This should start the format/installation process. There is a guide available for this HERE.

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