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« on: January 19, 2008, 08:38:30 PM »

Hi,

I am running Windows Xp SP2 on my computer and I have 2 hardrives, each with a Windows Xp on it. I would like to uninstall XP from one of the hardrives without wiping any of the files out. How would I go around that?
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« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2008, 06:34:16 PM »

You should be able to delete the files outright, without any major problems. But if your OS is interfering, then you need to back up your files to a different location and then kill the partition with the offending XP on it.

You can't uninstall XP as such, you have to delete the files and folders as you would delete other things you don't like and don't require uninstalling.
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« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2008, 01:02:10 AM »

Thanks.
I tried to remove windows from the corrupt drive though and no success  Sad
It shows that it's deleting but the green bar doesn't move and then it just goes back to explorer.
Now what can I do?
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« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2008, 04:39:09 PM »

Don't delete it by using Windows Explorer.

Get your hands on a small application called Killbox from Killbox dot net and use that for the job.

If you can't delete outright, then set it to delete the old Windows folder on the next reboot. This program can also be run from within Safe Mode for the same purpose. Try that and report back please.

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« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2008, 03:51:17 PM »

THANK YOU!!!!!
I did it, but now i have another problem  Embarrassed  Every time i start my computer, when it trys to work "hard", then my hardrive makes a "click!" then restarts. It happens around 5 - 10 times before the pc actually starts. How do I know which hardrive it is and how can i back up all my data?

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p.s i have around 30 dvds, if that helps.
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« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2008, 03:10:20 AM »

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I am running Windows Xp SP2 on my computer and I have 2 hardrives, each with a Windows Xp on it. I would like to uninstall XP from one of the hardrives without wiping any of the files out. How would I go around that?
Your best bet would have been to pull off your important files and then format the drive.

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Every time i start my computer, when it trys to work "hard", then my hardrive makes a "click!" then restarts. It happens around 5 - 10 times before the pc actually starts. How do I know which hardrive it is and how can i back up all my data?
Disconnect the slave drive, if you have them set as master /slave on the Primary.
You may want to Find the manufacturer of your hard drive and run their Hard Drive Diagnostics Utility and test the integrity of the drive, clicking is not a good sign
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