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Formatting in XP?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by gukicker10, Jan 14, 2002.

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  1. gukicker10

    gukicker10 Thread Starter

    Jan 14, 2002
    I have been encountering problems in XP recently (I.e. Hanging on bootup, different error messages, as well as problems when adding users to XP, etc.) Initially I installed XP over Win 2000. I want to format my C: Drive (which XP is on) and then reinstall XP by booting up from the XP CD. However, my file system is NTFS and it does not allow me to format my c: drive.
    Any suggestions???
  2. ossa


    Jan 10, 2002
    bootup with any W98 floppie......;)
  3. brianF


    Dec 2, 1999
    bootup with the cd and use the advanced options to format, repartition, whatever you want.
  4. Borderfox


    May 7, 2001
    you can also repair the installation of XP Here's the steps for repairing.

    - Make sure your BIOS is set to boot off of CD

    - Boot off the XP CD

    - Setup will load files

    - The next screen will give you the options for "ENTER=Continue, R=Repair, and F3=Quit"

    - hit ENTER on this screen (this is not the Repair we want)

    - then hit F8 to agree to the license

    - now you will be given a screen with three options "F3=Quit, R=Repair, and ESC=Don't Repair"

    - hit R

    This process will then Repair your XP setup.
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