Clean install XP Pro



Occasionally just for fun I like to format my hard-drive and reinstall everything :) I generally do this in one of two ways depending on why I'm formatting.

If its for fun, then I format my 3gig primary partition and install from the 2nd 18gig partition.

If my hard drive died then obviously I start from scratch, create the two partitions and perform the obove.

So far I have had 0% luck installing XP Pro on a clean install, I get that annying error where it starts copying files and then stalls. M$ have advised this is normal when trying to install from DOS, and u shouldn't be doing it :( SO I have to install ME then upgrade which is a pain.

What would u reccomend for a clean install? Is there a way to install XP from dos??? Or even better a way to do it without needing a boot disk for DOS at all? eg. just format, put CD in and BOOM all done :)


AFAIK, the XP CD is bootable. Set your BIOS to boot from CD-ROM, insert CD and choose clean install. It will ask you if you want to format the partition.

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Electronic Punk wrote on Sazar's profile.
Where are you buddy? :(
Perris Calderon wrote on Electronic Punk's profile.
Hey ep!

All good with me, applying for microsoft mvp right now, should have done this a while ago.

Notifications don't work, I only found your response by comming back to hunt up some threads, if you want, give me your email address so we can keep in touch easier, mine is perriscalderon at gmail
Perris Calderon wrote on Electronic Punk's profile.
Ep, glad to see you come back and tidy up...did want to ask a one day favor, I want to enhance my resume , was hoping you could make me administrator for a day, if so, take me right off since I won't be here to do anything, and don't know the slightest about the board, but it would be nice putting "served administrator osnn", if can do, THANKS

Been running around Quora lately, luv it there
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All good still mate?

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