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Old 01-01-2006, 05:15 PM   #1
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I am reformatting my hard drive with Windows XP Pro SP2 and when I go to install windows it will not let me delete the old partition. I dod not want to go through the hassle of having two OS so what do i do?
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Default Re: Cannot delete partition

What do you mean not deleting..does it come up with an error message?
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Old 01-01-2006, 05:25 PM   #3
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"Windows is unable to perform the requested operation on the selected partition. This partition contains temporary setup files that are required to complete the setup process."

This is what I get when I try to delete the selected partition to reinstall.
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Are you trying to install windows from boot or atcuali in windows?
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Wierd, sorry im lost, never heard of this before. its wierd how the hd isant being used yet and it says it needs files. Put it in a pc as slave and format from there?
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