I would be grateful if anyone could point me to where I could obtain full instructions for reformatting and reinstalling windows XP pro with a NTFS partition. I have done this once before, about a year ago, and cannot remember fully how it works. I know you have to delete and reinstate the partition, but would like to know the full procedure and what "questions" I am likely to be asked. Many thanks
You should be able to boot from the WinXP pro CD. Check your BIOS settings so that the boot sequence reads something like "CDROM,C,A". If you have more than one CD drive, you need the CD in the "Master" drive.
The Setup should give you the chance to format the disk in the NTFS format. This will be where the system asks you about where you want XP pro to be installed.