Formatting Expired XP

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by FoD, Oct 7, 2002.

  1. FoD

    FoD Guest

    I used XP on a computer for 30 days but didn't activate it. I want to format itto put on Win98 but when i boot into MS-Dos it says i cant format from dos. Then I bootup into safe mode with MS-Dos but it says my volume is unmountable and it wont let me format. Anyone know how to format it?
     
  2. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    Try using the xp cd at bootup to format only. What file system are you using?
     
  3. FoD

    FoD Guest

    It is Fat32. It is a pretty old harddrive but i dont know if that's relevant or not.
     
  4. FoD

    FoD Guest

    Using the recovry console worked. Thanks
     
  5. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    Ahhhh so you did have the disk. Good to hear. :D