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Re-installing Xp


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hey guys

my pc has not been working for a few months now and i have tried everything to correct this issue.

i am now going to try re-installing XP so that my system is started as if it was new

i would like to know how to remove the disk partions that XP has already created, as it would be pointless to have 2 OSs on one HD

and then will i just need to boot the computer with the XP disk in my drive?

thanks in advance
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You can use this to wipe the data and partitions

http://dban.sourceforge.net/

Or you can use the XP CD and delete the partitions when it gets to the place to install, if there is only one partition then you delete that and Windows will format and create a new one, which should show as RAW1 partition on C

You set the PC to boot from the CD ROM Drive then the hard drive

Use the default NTFS format option, not quick
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ok thanks

but when i get to that bit of the installation it wont allow me to delete the partition all it does is go back a screen telling em to press enter to continue
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Can you look at this

http://www.theelderg...l_-_graphic.htm

Then post the figure number where it does that
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at figure 6

although as i already have Xp On the system, i have the option to delete the partition which as i said, does not work
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You will have two listed one big and one 8MB

With the big one highlighted, Type D and press enter, type L then press enter
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ok thanks for that

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