miniman79 20:19 03 Aug 2005


My Laptop is partitioned with drive letters C (the operating system and programs) and D for data.
Is it safe to re-install by booting to the XP disc and just formatting C to re-install XP or is D at risk of being formatted too?


  woodchip 20:25 03 Aug 2005

No D: is not at risk, but it does not work just like you said with XP. First have you a full XP CD or a Recovery CD. and who created the partitions?

  miniman79 20:32 03 Aug 2005

Hi Woodchip.
I have a full XP disc and created the partitions using it.

  woodchip 20:36 03 Aug 2005

Right to do a Clean install Set the BIOS to start from CD, then load CD and start comp choose do a clean install from XP disc

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  miniman79 20:38 03 Aug 2005

Thanks for your help guys!

  Stuartli 21:13 03 Aug 2005

The "D" drive letter would normally be for the CD/DVD-ROM or rewriter drive, plus "E" if you have one of each.

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