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Laptop won't run windows XP


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I had problems with a IBM Thinkpad that had XP installed on it. In trying to work on the problem I tried to use the installation cd and now the computer doesn't have enough memory to launch anything and continually restarts. Is there someway to remove XP (all copies) and start over?

Please help.
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Howdy:

You should be able to use the XP cd to boot from..

When given the option, pick out the drive you want to install to and then use the option to remove all partitions before installing..

You will then be given the option to pick a drive again, format and install XP..

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Great, I've gotten the cd to boot and it's asking me if I want to create a partition. Is that a better way to deal with XP?
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Yes.. But, if you are trying to clean everything off first, then you want to delete partions first..

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Thanks, I see now that it's been deleted. My original problem was that XP was installed on the laptop and the computer is an 10 gig hard drive. Once it was loaded, it runs extremely slow. What I really want to do is go back to the Windows 2000 which I have that's an upgrade. Any suggestions?

Thanks again for your help!!!
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If your Win2000 cd is an upgrade cd then you will need qualifying media in order to do that and XP doesn't qualify !!

To upgrade your system, start the Win2000 setup from the cd within your current OS (Win95/98, WinNT4). To do so, insert the Win2000 cd, and wait for it to prompt for upgrade. That means you need to install Win95, 98 or WinNT4 on the system first!!

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