Reformating my C drive

  MrAagain 10:06 01 Feb 2007


I have a HP laptop that needs help. I had a System problem which I couldnt solve so I got an "expert" in who just installed a copy of XP Pro next to my copy of XP Home. Its a bit of a mess.

So I want to start again. I want to wipe my hardrive and reinstall XPhome (I have got my windows disk and license number)

Trouble is I have searched he forum and I cant seem to find how to do it.

Help please

  MrAagain 10:31 01 Feb 2007

i found instructions on the net and I have booted the PC and tried to delete the C:Partion1 Local Disk but it says that it cant delete it because it contains temp setup files.


  Eric10 10:37 01 Feb 2007

click here for comprehensive instructions that are quite easy to follow. . The main thing is to boot from the CD then everything else follows on.

  MrAagain 10:45 01 Feb 2007

okay I have got a command prompt up and i have entered:

format c:

It is asking for "current volume level for drive C:"

Help me please

  Eric10 10:54 01 Feb 2007

If you have got a command prompt then you haven't booted from the CD. Make sure that your CD is the first boot device in the BIOS. If you look at the screen shots in the link I provided it should be quite obvious what you should be seeing. You can remove partitions, create new ones and format the drive all from within the Windows setup program.

  MrAagain 10:59 01 Feb 2007

cheers eric - i am an idiot. it is now reformatting.


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