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How to erase hard drive

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by boogey, Mar 10, 2005.

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  1. boogey

    boogey Thread Starter

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    hello...me again....how do you erase the hard drive on win xp pro sp1 moved all files i needed to other hard drive want tro erase smaller one and put it back again with a fresh install...over installed before a couple of times.


    p.s. i dont need to put windows on the other hard drive to keep the files i have on that drive do I!!! thanx



    boogey
     
  2. norton850

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    Good morning

    Just to be sure I understand. This is a drive from which you've already backed up all needed information and you just want to wipe it clean. And you have another drive in your system with XP on it. All true or not?
     
  3. boogey

    boogey Thread Starter

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    everything i need is put on the other drive on same systembut no operating system on it
     
  4. Bob Cerelli

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    During the install of XP, you will be given the option for format the drive.
     
  5. CouchMaster

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    If you just want to do a new clean install on your main drive put your XP cd (assuming you are running XP) in the CD drive and boot your computer. Then follow on screen instructions.
     
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