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Solved: Partitioning Drives On Xp Home

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by dojoman, Jan 30, 2005.

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  1. dojoman

    dojoman Thread Starter

    Feb 13, 2002
    Have tried to do a clean install with XP home, get to the part in the set up where I want to delete the partioned file so I can repartition my drive. When I press D to delete it I get a message up saying that I am unable to delete it as it has files on it that are needed for the set up, can anyone please help me, also if I manage to partition my drive off will that give me the appearance of having other drives with different letters. :(
  2. Squashman

    Squashman Trusted Advisor

    Apr 4, 2003
    If XP is the primary partition on the drive, you can use any bootdisk that has Fdisk on it an remove the partition that way. Or you can also put DelPart on a bootdisk and remove the partition.

    You could also use Partition Magic to resize your partitions without reformatting. But this costs money.

    RAM-PAGE Banned

    Dec 19, 2004
    Are you booting directly to the XPCD or are you trying to run setup from the Windows Desktop?

    You need to boot directly to the XPCD.

    Does your XPCD have SP2?

    How big is the drive you want to install to?

    How much RAM does the system have?
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