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  1. locus

    locus Thread Starter

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    Hi,

    I am still having difficulty doing a clean install of Windows 2000.

    Let me explain the steps I am following:

    1. I click on SetUp.exe
    2. SetUp copies some files to my PC, then restart my PC.
    3. After Restarting, I am not given the options to format my hard disk.
    I am asked whether I want to repair my OS, and the next screen comes
    up with the type of repair.
    4. The next screen comes up with
    a. Delete partition (I have only the c drive and cannot delete it)
    b. Install another copy of Windows 2000
    c. Quit

    Can anyone list (or know any article) the steps I could follow to format my hard disk and re-install Windows 2000. Please refer to my other postings above.

    Many thanks.
     
  2. physician

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    For a clean install of Win 2K, you don't want to do a repair. Let it continue to do the install route and eventually it will find your Old OS and also detect your partitions/ hard drives. At this point it will go into the do you really want to delete the old OS and do you really want to repartition cuz you will lose all your data. Select yes and it will reformat and reinstall your OS. The only tricky part is that you have to reformat the partition where your old OS is now - for most of us that would be the C drive which would also be the largest partition when it asks...doc

    http://www.winsupersite.com/showcase/win2k_pro_install.asp
    http://www.microsoft.com/windows2000/server/howtobuy/upgrading/path/newinstall.asp
    http://www.dewassoc.com/support/win2000/installwin2000.htm
    http://www.informationweek.com/story/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=14100051&pgno=2
     
  3. mfinnell

    mfinnell

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    OS Windows
    Vers. 4.90.3000 build 3000
    OS mfg Microsoft
    Sys name Jay
    Sys Manu VIA
    Sys Model KT 400-8235
    Sys type X86-based PC
    Processor AMD Athlon[tm]XP 2000+AuthenticAMD~1666Mhz
    BIOS Vers. Phoenix-AwardBIOS v6.00PG
    Win Dir C:\WINDOWS
    locale United States
    Time Zone Central Daylight Time
    Total Phys mem 511.45MB
    Available mem 325.68MB
    Total Virt mem 2.00GB
    Avail Virt mem 1.82GB
    Pagefile Space 1.50GB

    Yes it can delete the partition then it will create a new one just follow the steps
     
  4. physician

    physician

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    locus

    if you put more than one OS install, then you delete the partitions one at a time. If you have your install disk, it will ask if you want to delete a partition and you select it, then delete. It then asks if you want to delete another partition and you repeat the process until all partitions are deleted. after you delete all partitions, then let it form one big partition, reformat the whole partition and then you can go into the install...doc
     
  5. mfinnell

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    ADDENDUM
    just like new hard drive you will have choice of NTFS or system32
    I personally use NTFS on 2000 and above system32 for 98 and ME
     
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