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HELP! Can't reformat hard drive -want Clean install!

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by dbd, Jun 14, 2001.

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  1. dbd

    dbd Thread Starter

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    I have 2000 and tried to revert to an old BACKUP but the pc is still corrupt. Can't get online as it can't find TCP or C drive. Don't know what caused this.('m on dads pc now. Bottom line is I need to wipe the hard drive and reinstall from scratch. I have important stuff on ZIP Disks so not worried about losing things. I get the CD to run Win2000 setup but it only lets me go over setup and won't allow me to run NEW INSTALL. HELP!! How can I do this?? I'm panicky to say the least! Thanks for any help!
    Tres
     
  2. dbd

    dbd Thread Starter

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    when I try to boot from boot disk I get to disk 4 and it says fastfat.sys is corrupt-setup failed so I can't even do it from disk! HELP!!
     
  3. crjdriver

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    Are you trying to install after formatting the drive or are you trying to install over the existing win2k installation?
     
  4. dbd

    dbd Thread Starter

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    got a friend over who did something with the registry and I was able to 'reformate' and reinstall. Don't know what he did but just hope it doesn't happen again! Cheers
    Tres
     
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