I am building a new comp this w/end and I have forgotten the sequence for a clean install of windows xp. Is this correct? 1)Boot comp with start up disc(win98) 2)Format h/d 3)Partition 4)Load XP disc asnd install
Set Bios to boot from CD Put install disk in PC XP will ask if you want to format and partition HDD Yes to Format (obviously :)) I suggest you choose NTFS Partition is your choice. Will perform above tasks, then install itself.
Took me 27 minutes with an new 80GB HDD partitioned into 3
Thanks guys. I just plain forgot. I seem to remember the last time I installed it in another comp I didn't have to set bios to boot from CD. Please confirm if this is correct or can I just follow Djohn's suggestion Martin T?
Hope you don't mind me adding further information that may be of help to others.
The above procedure will also apply to an up-grade disk, IE: you can format your drive and do a clean install straight from the new disk, the only difference will be, shortly after the install starts, you will be asked to insert the qualifying O/S CD to be checked.
You will then be asked to remove this disk and insert your new one again, and the install will continue. J.