How can i uninstall windows XP pro

  AB's 13:42 20 Dec 2006

I have an old 7gb HD laptop which i accidently installed another copy of windows with SP1 on which has taken up most of my HD space, I was told to format the HD to get rid of them and start again but it wont allow it as the format option is greyed out, i have tryed using formatting tools but they wont do it either! any suggestions please

  Technotiger 13:52 20 Dec 2006

Try this - good luck.

click here

  AB's 13:56 20 Dec 2006

thanx Technotiger, ill give it a go over the weekend.

  rawprawn 17:36 20 Dec 2006
  AB's 15:17 08 Jan 2007

OK i tried that but the option for format is not shown, how else can i get rid of the other copy of xp? suggestions please

  AB's 15:20 08 Jan 2007

didnt see that click here from rawprawn ill give that a go

  Technotiger 15:31 08 Jan 2007

When you say the format option is greyed out, do you mean in the drop-down menu when you right-click on the drives' icon?

  Technotiger 15:32 08 Jan 2007

ok - good luck with rawprawn's.

  AB's 15:52 08 Jan 2007

it was through computer management/storage etc, tried it that way but am told quit any disk utilities or any other progs using this drive which i did all i can but it still wont allow it,

  AB's 15:53 08 Jan 2007

the drop-down menu when you right-click on the drives' icon?

  Technotiger 15:55 08 Jan 2007

OK - so nothing to lose if you try it that way - ie, right-click on hard drive icon in My Computer and in the drop-down menu click on Format.

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