installing xp



hi, something went wrong with my fathers computer and now he can't even go into windows (he's running windows 98). he wants to upgrade to xp but he doesn't know how to reformat his hard drive. can he just put in his windows xp cd and reformat from there or does he have to do the whole fdisk stuff. and if he has to reformat his hard drive by himself, can someone explain the specific steps of how to do that so i can tell him? thank you all in advance!

Electronic Punk

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2 Dec 2001
You should be able to boot from the CDROM itself, if you change the settings in the bios.

Then from within the setup program, you should be able to reformat the drive, install over the top.

Formatting will give you the option of formatting as a fat32 drive or an ntfs drive.

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