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Damn W2K

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by BASICNEEDS, Oct 4, 2003.

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    BASICNEEDS Thread Starter

    Oct 3, 2003
    I've searched but I can't seem to find an answer to this question... I have a computer that I just did a clean install of W2k professional on and was previously W98. I hate W2k so I want to clean install XP Home.

    I've tried the disk & boot disk of 98 and Home. I did learn from this forum that there's a NTFS and FAT conflick between 2K and everything else. But how the heck do I get to the point where I can install XP. I read that I should search kazaa for Partition Magic? But then what? I've tried to change CMOS to boot from floppy and CD Rom and neither gets me to the reformat screen.

    If I get partition magic will this help? Also, can someone tell me what to do once I get this software?

  2. mcse72


    Feb 12, 2003
    If I understand you correctly, you want to do a clean install of XP but can't format the drive. All you need to do is to boot from the XP CD and choose the install option, delete all the drives (if more than one), like the fdisk command, when you get to that option. Then create the partition you'll be installing XP on. It then will automatically begin formating the drive for you. Partition Magic is meant to take a drive and "seperate" it into different partitions, that's not what you need if I understood you right.
  3. mobo


    Feb 23, 2003
    And be weary of Kazaa or you'll likely be here looking for other fixes for that program's payload. ;)
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