Format Xp

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by luish, Jan 13, 2003.

  1. luish

    luish OSNN Senior Addict

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    What is the best way to format xp ?
     
  2. sboulema

    sboulema Moderator

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    hmm take a win98 bootdisk and use fdisk or do it with partition magic
     
  3. luish

    luish OSNN Senior Addict

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    ok, thank you !
     
  4. melon

    melon MS-DOS 2.0 Political User

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    I always use the program CD, and run it as a boot CD. There, you can create and delete partitions, along with creating any that you like, including doing it on the system drive. I've done it several times.

    Melon
     
  5. koko

    koko Got Root?

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    chu don need no stinkin' boot disk!

    just use the winxp cd and set your first boot device in bios to cd.

    arrgghhh - i have to format mine this week, since one of my hdds is dying.
     
  6. luish

    luish OSNN Senior Addict

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    I installed it without problems.
     
  7. SysProg

    SysProg OSNN Addict

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    Formatting with XP

    I rebuilt my system this past weekend in order to eliminate a partition and a dual boot set-up with Windows ME. :D

    It is a very simple process if your system is able to boot from the CD (as opposed to booting from a floppy and using FDISK).

    XP Setup allows you to delete partitions and then create new ones. A slight drawback is that it only formats the drive where you tell it to install XP to.

    Once XP is installed, you can format the other drives from Windows Explorer or My Computer.
     
  8. WinXPMan

    WinXPMan Guest

    Re: Formatting with XP

    Why would you want to dual boot with a well known virus? (Windows ME that is) :confused:
     
  9. with any NT based OS (NT4, 2000, xp, .net) all you need is the OS disk....... setup first partition as you load OS. setup any others after with the disk administrator........ this is the best a way and makes NT the happiest...:D