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Reinstalling XP / Partition Trouble

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Indiana Red

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New 80G HD, New XP-pro CD
First time through I tried to partition 20G for the OS and have a 60G partition also. I misunderstod the promt for the create partition and installed the OS on the 60G partition.
Now trying to get back to the begining, when I run the setup it prompts to repair the instalation it sees
I hit ESC to continue with a fresh install
Next prompt lists the partitions
E: Partitioned NTFS 60G
Unpartitioned 16G
If I select the first and hit "D" to delete it cant because it contains "temporary Setup Files"
If I chose to partition the 16G part it lets me choose NTFS (not quick)
But now I think I have XP on there twice...
I just want to get XP on the small partition and have the rest formatted but empty C and D respectively

I thought If I could just get to a command prompt w/o windows running I chould just Format the whole thing there

Edited by Indiana Red, 29 December 2005 - 04:04 PM.

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Starting all over is the best thing to do. Don't even try to mess with a botched install... it's not worth it!

Since this is a new 80gig drive, did it by chance come with the manufactures CD? If not, go to the manufacture's website and download their disk utility.

Next run the utility and format/partition the disk. Personally, I would write zeros (low-level format) to the drive, but that does take longer, then I would format/partition the drive... but again, that's just me! :tazz:

After you get the drive set up the way you want it, install XP.
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