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restoring xp, hard drive, please help

By timbo777 ·
i know it should be easy just help me through it i have tried restore cd but i would really like to clear my hard drive and start over i know i will loose all data i do have all drivers and install cd's for everything

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by dmiles In reply to restoring xp, hard drive, ...

After all configurations are made, use the ESC key to exit the program. Before the drive can be Formatted, the computer will need to be re-booted in order for the new partitions to be given a Drive Letter.

Steps for partitioning a hard drive using FDISK
If you're in Windows, open a DOS window.
From the C prompt, type "FDISK" and press ENTER.
If you're changing the partitions on an existing disk, choose option 4 from the FDISK menu to display existing partition information.
If all of the space on the drive is already partitioned, you will need to use FDISK menu option 3 to remove existing partitions before creating new ones.
For a new drive from which you will boot your PC, you must first create a Primary DOS Partition. Choose option 1 from the FDISK main menu and Select option 1 from the Create menu to create a Primary DOS Partition.
If you only want to have one partition on the drive, type Y when prompted to make one large partition. If making multiple partitions, type N.
Enter the size for the partition if you selected N in step 6.
To create an extended (non-bootable) DOS partition, choose option 1 from the main FDISK menu, then option 2 from the Create menu.
Press enter to use all remaining available space for the partition.
Create logical drives on the extended partition by entering the desired size(s) in MB or percent of disk space.
Continue until all available space is assigned to logical drives.
If you will be booting from this disk, choose option 2 from the FDISK menu and enter 1 to make the primary DOS partition ACTIVE.
Press the ESC key to exit FDISK. If running from Windows 9x, you must manually reboot your PC at this point. You must format all partitions before they can be used.

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by timbo777 In reply to restoring xp, hard drive, ...

thank u very much i will try this thanks again

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