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acmagician

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I need to reformat and reinstall WinXP on a Dell dimension 4550. When asked, do I need to delete the NTFS partition?
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Hi acmagician! Welcome to G2G!

When reinstalling Windows XP, it is ALWAYS a good idea to delete the current partition and then create a new one and format that new partition using NTFS, but NOT NTFS (QUICK)!.

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So when asked if I want to delete the NTFS partition, say yes and move on with the reformat/reinstall?
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You are never asked if you want to delete the partition, but rather you are shown a screen with the current partitions on the hard drive and you are able to hit D to delete the currently highlighted partition. Once you have deleted all the partitions listed and have only unpartitioned space listed, you hit C to create a new partition and then you can go ahead and format the newly created partition.

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