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tbrown00

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Somebody has to know the answer to this one. I'm trying to install Windows 2000 and I have XP on the machine. I know I have to reformat and therein lies the madness. The question is how do you reformat Windows XP?

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If it's formatted NTFS, use delpart to get rid of the partition entirely. Then use PartitionMagic or similar to recreate the partition.

If the format is FAT32, just boot with a 98 boot disk and at the A: prompt type "format c:"
 
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Don't be silly

Just run the setup prog from the CD when you get to where it shows the partitions and what's on them just delete the partition, create your new one and then format away!
 
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No kidding, boot with a Win98 boot disk and format the drive. From the A/: format c:
 

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I seem to recall that the W98 FORMAT will have a problem with the partition if it's formatted NTFS. You can use FDISK to delete the NTFS partition and then recreate it and format it...
 

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Originally posted by Emtronics:
I believe you must use FDisk first, then the format command.
Uhh... is there an echo in here? That's what I just said! :rolleyes:
 
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Howdy there tbrown00, I agree with spiker_22...

Just delete the partition from the setup, then recreate the partition, then format FAT32 or NTFS ( whatever you wish ), and you're on your way...
 
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No echo johnwill. It's exactly what you posted. Just repeating it is all . You took it out of context I guess. Sorry.. Lighten up a bit.
 
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