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how format hard drive for xp.


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#1 korky122

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Posted 04 October 2005 - 06:08 PM

how do i do it. start all over.

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Posted 04 October 2005 - 06:20 PM

Hi there..again,

Well, that can be done in several steps but understand you will lose all data on your machine by doing so...unless you back it up on some external source first. I don't believe (I've seen your other post) that your situation requires that yet....you have been infected by malware...that can be removed. But if you desperately want to reformat:

http://www.cyberwalker.net/faqs/reinstall-reformat-winxp/

Let me know if that helps :thumbsup:

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Posted 04 October 2005 - 07:03 PM

When you boot from the XP CD it will give you the option to delete and create partitions. Delete the partition and recreate a partition and Xp setup will require you to format.
If you are infected I would recommend you do a security wipe of your drive. The are seeral good free products out there.

Digital Dolly

Active@KillDisk

Both are good products but I prefer Digital Dolly over KillDisk. DD is more robust than the freeware verison of KD.
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