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Old 10-24-2005, 04:22 PM   #1
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Exclamation Someone please please help me reinstall windows :(

Ok people, I want to completly wipe everything from my hard drive, and just start again with everything, I've tried but everything still seems to be there. How do I completly get rid of everything, have one partition, and just wipe everything from my hard drive. I want to install windows home...tonight!
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Old 10-24-2005, 04:47 PM   #2
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Default Re: Someone please please help me reinstall windows :(

Oh well....ill work it out myself
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Old 10-24-2005, 04:52 PM   #3
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Default Re: Someone please please help me reinstall windows :(

all recent versions of windows come on a bootable cd so you just put the cd in the drive, reboot the pc and follow the instructions
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Old 10-24-2005, 05:08 PM   #4
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Default Re: Someone please please help me reinstall windows :(

I did that but most of my files are still there, and I only want one partition and I have threee!
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Old 10-24-2005, 05:10 PM   #5
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try booting off a msdos boot floppy and using fdisk to delete all your partitions
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If you have windows 2000 or greater, then you can delete all the partitions from windows setup (ms dos portion of setup)
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Default Re: Someone please please help me reinstall windows :(

Boot with Windows XP CD in the CD-ROM click go through all the options until it asks you if you want to repair or install windows. Choose install then when it comes to the place where you choose partitions (you may have to get to this menu manually). It should list a few partitions (usually Fat32, or NTFS). Choose to delete the partitions format the drive as an NTFS partition and you should be good to go. Good luck
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