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#1 Frost29

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Posted 14 July 2009 - 08:22 AM

Hi, yesterday and after a lot of reading and watched a lot of videos, I tried to reformat a Sony pc with XP home. for a friend using a CD boot, To begin with I run the cd from the E:\ drive, not from BIOS, then when i came to the point where it asks you "which partition to delete" I had 3 partitions D:\, C:\ & F:\ and chose D:\ , after I deleted it I tried to do the same on the C:\ partition, but i would not let me,because of a "set had some files on this drive" message, so I just tried to installed the new XP on the D:\ partition, everything went ok from here, but it finished installing and started to install devices it stopped and got a message that "there is not enough space on my drive". I know for sure that C:\ is almost full and that's was another reason we wanted it to wipe it out.
Now, when computer starts it show the old same XP home and the new XP pro.
How can I now delete the Pro edition and start over again with the installation?
Did I have to do it from BIOS since the beggining?
Did I have to delete C;| partition since the beggining?
Thanks for any help.

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Posted 14 July 2009 - 11:31 AM

This CD...is it a Sony CD or a Microsoft XP install CD?

How many drives (not partitions) are attached to this system?

If you can, try to use Print Screen to take a picture of the Disk Management window...and post same in your next post.

http://www.ehow.com/how_4682072_use-print-screen-laptop.html Ignore the instruction actually print, you want to post the graphic file which results.

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Posted 14 July 2009 - 12:01 PM

If u want to remove the c: then i would suggest making a backup of c: n write it on a DVD or
store in an External HDD n using the Win Bot CD , begin installation n remove or delete ur c: n do
a fresh install....then do a incremental restore of the back-up u made. :thumbsup:

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Posted 14 July 2009 - 12:21 PM

This CD...is it a Sony CD or a Microsoft XP install CD?

How many drives (not partitions) are attached to this system?

If you can, try to use Print Screen to take a picture of the Disk Management window...and post same in your next post.

http://www.ehow.com/how_4682072_use-print-screen-laptop.html Ignore the instruction actually print, you want to post the graphic file which results.

Louis

It's a Microsoft XP CD.
I have Drive C\, D:\ & A:\




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