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Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Moongirl4466, Feb 15, 2003.

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  1. Moongirl4466

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    My previous Windows XP wasn't functioning correctly so I just installed a flesh copy of XP on the same C: drive. The problem now is there are two XPs in the same C: drive. The new one can use but the old one doesn't. I want to know is there any method to delete the old one? Or just delete both and reinstall a new XP? I tried format C: drive through Windows XP Recovery Console by doing the following "format c: /q/fs:NTFS" but nothing happened after I typed "y" to confirm formating.

    I'm really not a computer person, please describe the steps in details. Thank you soooooooooo much!!!!
     
  2. Rockn

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    If you want to do a fresh install of XP and you have a fairly new system you can boot directly to the Windows XP installation CD. Go into the BIOS and set the boot order so the CD-ROM is listed first, save and reboot. Once the CD install starts there will be an option to create or delete partitions. Delete the current one and create a new one and then the format and installation will continue normally. This of course means that you will wipe out everything on the hard drive and start again with a clean install of XP
     
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