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re installing win xp home

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by pmmanagement, Oct 18, 2003.

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  1. pmmanagement

    pmmanagement Thread Starter

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    I have 200 gig hard drive. I've already made big mistake and had to reinstall OS. I have xp home & upgrade to xp pro.

    Now I've learned that I really should partition HD.

    Here's my delima....when I did this before...I allowed that blaster worm to get into system...took me week to get rid of it.

    I would like to go back and partition my hd 1/2 but don't know how to do and keep worm out.

    Also my cd/dvd hardware doesn't seem to be working properly, I'm wondering if I did something wrong with install, it will read program cds to install software...but won't read cd's to back up with the 'backup my pc software' any suggestions?
     
  2. dcramer

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    Just search for the blaster worm patch and that should take care of it


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  3. Squashman

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    Dont install while connected to a network and put the blaster patch on a floppy disk and install it before you go out on the Internet.

    But you are correct, you should probably partition that drive up into smaller sections. When you installed XP, you can select the size of the partition it creates to insall the OS onto. Then whe you are done installing you can go into diskmgmt.msc and partition and format the remaining disk space.
     
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