ok, that makes sense.
But are you also telling me that XP without sp2 cannot format and see the whole 500gig hard drive??? So If I use Killdisk to boot up and wipe it completely clean, I will not be able to install XP anyway??? Or will I be able to partition the hard drive for XP on one partition and the other partitions for storage, like a cd or dvd or floppy?
I used to do this all the time for myself, friends, family with no problems, but things have changed so much just in the last few years that I don't understand any of it anymore.....
I have to do something though. I cannot get into his computer and the diagnostic said all 4 partitions had major error corruption.
So now what? help
EDIT: Booted up with Killdisk and it wiped the hard drive clean. Then booted with the Win 7 CD and it installed beautifully. Killdisk left all the drivers behind and no new drivers needed to be installed. The computer is now up and running.
PS: found the info on Killdisk on another part of the forum. Was using Dban and it just would not work. So downloaded Killdisk and it burned easily and booted perfectly! GOODBYE VISTA!!!! WooooHooooo!!!
Edited by sherriec09, 08 November 2009 - 07:41 PM.