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deleting NTFS Partition and reformatting hard drive

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#1 Stuart S

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Posted 16 February 2005 - 06:03 AM

I have recently installed W2k OVER W98 on my laptop, and now realise this was a mistake! I want to delete the NTFS partition, and reformat my hard drive to perform a completely new install of W2K. Could someone please advise how to do this. I am by no means an expert, so please dont make any assumptions about my PC knowledge

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Posted 16 February 2005 - 01:55 PM

hmmm.....I'm not sure I know enough about windows 2000 to advise you step by step, I just felt sorry that no one has responded to your post yet. You came to the right place though. In the meantime, You'll want to save all of your personal files from your computer, b/c they will be erased. Also, I assume you have your own copy of windows 2000, it is not just an upgrade?

Edited by dalcb22, 16 February 2005 - 01:56 PM.

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Posted 16 February 2005 - 03:00 PM

You will need to go into the Bios to set your CD-ROM as the first boot device and its really fairly simple from there.

Take a look at this MS article How To Install Windows 2000 Professional and post back if you have any questions or after its done and let us know how it went.

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#4 Stuart S

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Posted 17 February 2005 - 03:48 AM

Cheers. Thi installation isnt the problem really. Ithink I am pretty much ok with that, its re formating the hard drive to start from scratch I'm most concerned about

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Posted 17 February 2005 - 04:02 AM

Try here

This will guide you through what you need to know.
Just make the partition an "NTFS" partition instead of "Fat32"

Good luck.

Edited by JackTheHaack, 17 February 2005 - 04:05 AM.


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