Format laptop HDD

  leedaz 10:01 26 May 2006
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I'm trying to format the Hard Drive of my laptop, I'm using the Win XP disc to boot from, in the belief that a format utility is offered before you set up windows, but it only offers to install Win XP.Where am I going wrong? TIA.

  PsiFox 11:15 26 May 2006

It is there.

When it says do you want to install xp say yes.

it will check and say there is an existing install.

Again carry on. It should then list the partition that xp is installed on and give you the opportunity to delete it, then recreate it, then format and install.

  leedaz 13:03 26 May 2006

Thanks PsiFox found it.I knew it was there somewhere Doh!

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