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« on: December 30, 2003, 11:33:47 PM »

I want to format my hard drive and reinstall Windows xp and the little amount of software I actually use on my computer.  Could someone please help me complete this task?  Or at least get me to a list of what must be done so I don't miss a step.  I have the original Reinstallation CD but I wasn't sure if this would reboot my computer.  Also, need the steps to start the formatting process or any steps that need to be completed or disks created before I format.  I hope this is the easiest way to get unwanted software and files off my hard drive and start over fresh.  Any help would be appreciated.

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Mike



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« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2004, 05:21:03 PM »

Hi,

Boot off the WinXP cd and you will be asked were the install Windows. You will have the option to delete the partition (wipe the drive - all files will be lost!) and then re-create it. It will then proceed to format it.
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« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2004, 02:40:06 PM »

I just did the same thing...the biggest thing to do is to back up all your data you have saved on your pc (that YOU want to keep).  It will be lost upon formatting. Once you have backed up all your files, proceed with the formatting. Place your system recovery cd in the cd and reboot, the recovery will automatically start up.  

Afterwards you will have to reinstall all your personal media you had installed, such as programs, fonts, etc.
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« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2004, 12:51:14 AM »

hey guys, i have to format my hard drive too but the problem is that i have a partition. my root drive where windows xp is installed is D and i have taken my backup on C. i want to format D, transfer the files from c to d,format c and install XP on C. pls gimme step by step instructions. your help would be much appreciated.
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