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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-26-2004, 11:56 AM Thread Starter
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ive got windows XP how do you ?

i want to know how to F disk my pc where i can re install windows

any help please
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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-26-2004, 08:21 PM
 
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Put the XP cd in the drive and turn on the computer.
It should boot to the cd and give you the option to format and install.
If it doesn't work, you may need to change your bios so the cd is the first boot device.
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post #3 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-26-2004, 09:51 PM Thread Starter
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ok i switched the bios to open cd rom first but when pc starts up it still wont open the bootable cd ..

i dont know what to do
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post #4 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-26-2004, 11:16 PM
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You need to disable the "boot other device" or similar in your bios and make sure that the bios is recognizing it as a master ide.
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post #5 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-26-2004, 11:24 PM Thread Starter
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man joe you lost me imnot a whiz at this stuff
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post #6 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-26-2004, 11:28 PM
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download a xp boot disk off the inet

it will have fdisk on it
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post #7 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-26-2004, 11:37 PM Thread Starter
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ive got some security settings that wont allow me to download that boot disk and i dont know how to shut them off..lol
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post #8 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-26-2004, 11:44 PM
 
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I know some people say that it can encrypt your hard drive but.... I have used a Win95 bootdisk many times to do FDISK on XP machines with no problems.
If all else fails, just do FDISK using a WIN95 bootdisk.
http://www.bootdisk.com/bootdisk.htm
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post #9 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-27-2004, 08:28 AM
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Just don't use a Win95 disk to create partitions, as it will only creat partitions with a maximum of 2 gigabytes each. I've always used a Win98 boot disk, if for whatever reason I couldn't get the computer to boot off the CD.

Wipe out partitions with the 95 or 98 boot disk, and then boot to your XP CD to then create and format the partition(s).

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post #10 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-27-2004, 11:29 AM Thread Starter
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if someone can help me call me ,im borrowing a pc,903-662-5430
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post #11 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-27-2004, 03:44 PM
 
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Fixed
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post #12 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-27-2004, 05:04 PM Thread Starter
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yep big thanks 85GP4

you fixed it good ,anyone need a pc fixed pm him..
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post #13 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-27-2004, 07:26 PM
 
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Glad everything is working good. Does it seem faster?
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post #14 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-27-2004, 08:46 PM Thread Starter
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yeah it seems faster thanks again
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