Deleting Operating System (no Other Install)
Posted 23 January 2004 - 03:14 PM
Posted 23 January 2004 - 03:55 PM
This system is shutting down. Please save all
work in progress and log off. Any unsaved
changes will be lost. This shutdown was
initiated by NT AUTHORITY/SYSTEM
Time before shutdown: 00:00:31
Windows must now restart because the
Remote Procedure Call (RPC) service
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Are your C: and D: drives partitions on one hard drive, or are they actually two hard drives?
Posted 24 January 2004 - 01:27 PM
Posted 24 January 2004 - 03:28 PM
You'll need to purchase additional software (like Partition Magic) to be able to resize your paritions without losing data.
Posted 24 January 2004 - 03:38 PM
i would like to:
1. remove NT and format the c drive, (my XP is on my d drive)
2. Move my Windows XP system onto the c drive after it is formated
i dont know where to start or how to do it. i already moved the files i want to keep to my d drive and then will try to format my c drive. i waz wondering if this is possible (the stuff above) to do
Posted 24 January 2004 - 03:54 PM
Posted 24 January 2004 - 08:39 PM
Posted 25 January 2004 - 08:09 AM
Posted 25 January 2004 - 09:13 AM
frist thing we need to find out is if you have one or two hard drives you can find this out by checking your hardware settings in Xp.
1) right click on my computer on desk top.
2) In the drop down list click on properties (an other window will popup)
3) Click on hardware tab
4) Click on device manager (an other window will popup)
5) click on the plus sign next to disk drives.
How many drives are list there? If you post what its there we can tell you if its one drive or two drives
Then we can help you on getting your drive or drives format and set up the way you would like them
Posted 25 January 2004 - 11:58 AM
Posted 25 January 2004 - 12:04 PM
Delete both your partitions and create one new one. Instead of booting from CD, use your boot disk to enter Windows setup.
Posted 25 January 2004 - 01:26 PM
put in the boot disk
after that starts up put in xp disk
start a new installation
click d when it gives me a partion
then when it deletes is totally it will give me the 2nd partion (my c drive probably)
delete the c drive
then create a new drive
the go through format drives if nessasary
then through regular XP setup
i have about 20 gigs of stuff i want to keep on my computer and dont know a way to move it on besides buying a portable harddrive and im trying to stay away from that... is there anyway to move it through the internet or move portions of it?
Posted 25 January 2004 - 01:51 PM
If you have 20gb's of data, you'll either have to back it up to CD's, or purchase an additional hard drive. It's not practical to transfer that amount of data over the Internet, and it would also be expensive for that amount storage and bandwidth.
edit: FYI, you will lose all data from both partitions when they're deleted, so if you want to keep your data, you're correct to back it up.
Edited by admin, 25 January 2004 - 01:53 PM.
Posted 25 January 2004 - 04:04 PM
Posted 25 January 2004 - 06:15 PM
Actually, you don't need a hub to connect two computers, you can just use a crossover cable. Most computer stores should carry them in stock.
ahh i get it, i think ill wait for when we get our new router and just send it to the other computer
I doubt a laptop CD-ROM would work, you may require a half height drive. But so we can be sure, what's the make and model of your computer?
i waz wondering if a labtop drive would go into it because they are almost the exact same size by the naked eye
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i have just one more question lol, when ever i start up the computer a box will pop up and say "files not found" and then give me a browse button to search for something
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