XP bootdisk

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by UniSol, Dec 12, 2001.

  1. UniSol

    UniSol I'm all ears

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    I want to format my computer which has XP on and start a fresh, I dont have any bootdisk etc, and cannot run Command or DOS.

    Could someone please link me some stuff to put on a Floppy?
    Or any adivce

    Problem:
    I have HD space missing from when I last formatted.


    winME on C:
    winXP on D: partition of C:

    I removed d: partition when I installed XP on my C: Drive, but the drive space that was allocated to D: was never recovered.

    Why?

    Any help here would also be great

    Thanks
     
  2. Lonman

    Lonman Bleh!

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    Not sure why your disk space wasn't recovered. Did you use Partition magic to merge your partitions?

    I believe all the format options are available right off the XP CD. If you have a 98 bootdisk you can use it to fdisk your drive. The best formatting utilities are usually put out by the drive(s) manufacture(s) though, go to their website and get there setup utilities disk(s). If you need a bootable floppy to put them on, XP will do that for you.
     
  3. jw50

    jw50 OSNN Senior Addict

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    You can also change your boot sequence in the BIOS to boot off the CD and then just format the drive before installing XP.