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By tsert ·
I have an old laptop that was given to an employee for work. this laptop has an unauthorized xp os on it. i need to re-install the original win 2000. so i need to format the hard drive. i have done many formats to win98 systems but from xp to 2000 im not sure what the best technique is. i put the reinstall cd in but xp disables it. i found a win 2000 boot disk but that does not seem to work. any ideas? thank you in advance for your time.

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by VinnyD In reply to os problems

the windows 2000 cd has a folder on it called bootdisk

inside the folder is a batch file called makeboot

you need 4 floppy disks to create the boot win2k set

then boot from all 4 floppies to install win2k

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by ozi Eagle In reply to os problems

Try formatting the HDD with your win98 startup. It will format to FAT 32, but should remove XP.

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thank you, this worked

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by tsert In reply to os problems

thank you for your expertise i believe both ways will work

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by SimY In reply to os problems

The best way to do this is to use a recovery disk (if you have one)as this will restore windows and any other programs back to factory state.

If you don't have a recovery disk, you can boot off a normal win2000 installation cd. During the install process you can re-partition and re-format.

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by SysEngineer In reply to os problems

If you have a Win98 book disk start with that. Make sure the format command is included on the disk.

After reformatting and repartitioning your HDD using Fdisk you should be able to install windows 2000 by using the 4 start-up disks.

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