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I have Windows XP SP(2) and all the updates etc, but I need to format my PC and re-install the XP OS on :C how do I do that? here is what I did and it didn't work; Right click Local Disk /:C>Format...>Clicked Quick Format>and my error is "Windows was unable to complete the format", now..I have no idea what I'm doing I'll be honest with you but it doesn't look good to me:s

Can someone give me a walkthrough not a lengthy one just a quick step by step in a few words so I can format my pc and re-install XP on C. If you need more info tell me.
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Hi Allocation!

I will be happy to help you reformatt and reinstall windows XP! :whistling:


Do you have any chance to have a Windows XP CD?
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yep I have the Windows XP CD sitting by me.:whistling:
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Great :whistling:!

Is it professional or home edition!

Stay on, this wont take long, I will hand you the instructions once you give me the version :blink:
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Oh, I'll stay definately, I have the Windows XP Home Edition OS CD.
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Alright, great! Here are the instructions.

http://www.windowsxp...dexfullpage.htm

Remember, this will DELETE all your data and start fresh as you said you wanted.

Post back the results :whistling:
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thanks I will, but I have one last question, I want to buy one of those monster 500GB hard drives how do I know which is right for my pc? my current hard drive is a 69.9 GB hard drive do you know? or do I need to create a new thread for that question?
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You should post that in the System Building and Upgrading forum. I have no idea if you have a SATA drive, IDE ATA drive, or what. Would it be a external for storage, or internal

Edited by ultimateslacker2, 11 February 2007 - 02:58 PM.

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well I have a new problem, this is the error I get and the guide doesn't say what to do with this one.

"Setup cannot continue because the version of Windows on your computer is newer than the verion on the CD.

Warning:If you decide to delete the newer version of windows that is currently installed on your computer, the files and settings cannot be recovered."

so what should I do? go to my control pannel and click remove on all the updates? :s

Edited by Allocation, 11 February 2007 - 03:22 PM.

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You aren't running this from windows, are you?

Delete the partition, formatt the new one, and try again.

You said you do not mind losing all your files.
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I know I'll lose everyting, but I don't get how I'm supposed to down-grade my version of windows xp...
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Is this CD Service pack 1 or 2?
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Service Pack 1, do you think I should go to my control pannel>add or remove>and remove the SP2?
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Yes, I was just going to say that, caught me in the act :whistling:
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lol, ok I'll go do that and try again cross your fingers.:whistling:
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