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Installing Win 2000 over Win XP

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I am going backwards in my life and am trying to install Win 2000 over a Win XP drive. It's a long story, don't ask. Anyway, I cannot seem to format the drive. It either freezes up or I get the error message: Windows cannot format this drive. Quit any disc utilities or or other programs that are using the drive and then try formatting again. I don't get it. I tried booting off of a Win 2000 boot diskbut it wants to se the CD-ROM in my CD drive that I am upgrading FROM. I am downgrading so it freaks out when I put a Win XP diskin the drive. Any suggestions?

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Well, 2 things occur to my mind.

1- Why in God's name would you go BACK to win2k? I hated that windows, in my opinion the worse out there... but anyways, thats just me.

2- You might want to try with a third party program, such as Partition Magic... But that might endup a lil complicated, so I'd say go through DOS, maybe with a dos bootup disk, and use the fdisc command... or format c: ( i know that works in win98 anyway ).

Hope it helps.
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