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Re Instal And Hard Drive Formatting


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#1 H Sapien

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Posted 01 August 2007 - 02:10 PM

Hi There!

I am trying to completely format my hard drive and re installing windows xp. (Due to a MASSIVE virus infection)

My problem is that when this computer was set up, only one partition was created.

When trying to delete the current partition during the installation process, I receive a message saying that 'windows cannot delete the partition because it contains setup info required for the new installation.'

I am on the point of trowing the whole hard drive away and starting from scratch... :thumbsup:

Any advice will be welcomed!

Regards

Edited by H Sapien, 01 August 2007 - 02:11 PM.


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Posted 01 August 2007 - 02:14 PM

Are you starting the installation by starting the computer with the cd or are you starting to install with windows already running?
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