Recovery CDs

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by wahoo24jc, Dec 29, 2002.

  1. wahoo24jc

    wahoo24jc Guest

    My girlfriend's HP computer came with Windows ME when she got it. It now has XP installed on it, but she wants to sell it and it needs to be set back to the way it was when she got it using the recovery CDs (Can't sell it with the version of XP thats on it if you know what I mean;) ). Anyways, I need to know the best way to do this. She has the recovery discs, but they do not work properly since the hard drive is now NTFS. It is a 40gb hard drive with one partition right now. What is the best way to get the hard drive formatted so the so she can run the recovery disc? By the way...I already know that ME sucks, but the person buying it wants it set back to "factory settings." Don't ask;)
     
  2. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    Boot from a Win98/ME startup disk and use FDISK to delete all existing NTFS partitions.

    Then use the Recovery CD to restore everything. You might need to create a new FAT32 partition in FDISK before using the CD.
     
  3. wahoo24jc

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    Thanks NetRyder...I am not too familiar with FDisk, could you please explain the steps of what to do? Sorry if that is a dumb question.
     
  4. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    Boot from a Win98/ME disk

    Enter FDISK at the command prompt.
    It's quite self-explanatory from there. Just use the menus to delete all existing partitions. You have nothing to lose ;)
     
  5. wahoo24jc

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    Cool Thanks a lot...I appreciate it.