Removing XP

  GazMaz 09:31 20 Oct 2003

Has anybody had to remove XP from their PC?

We would like to completly remove WIN XP from the system, and install another operating system.
Where do you start?

  graham√ 09:41 20 Oct 2003

Re-start the PC and tap F1 to enter BIOS. At the C:\ prompt, type Format C: , press Enter. Answer the questions and hold onto your hat.

  GazMaz 11:42 20 Oct 2003

Will Try that and let you know.


  graham√ 12:31 20 Oct 2003

Make sure you have a boot disk before you start. Download one from click here

Be aware the CD ROM will become drive R.

  keith-236785 15:34 20 Oct 2003

download a windows 98 boot disk & make a start-up floppy disk with it, re-start your pc with the floppy disk in the drive, when you get the menu, choose option 1. when it has finished, type format c: (if c is the drive you wish to format) and press enter, then Y to accept and enter again.

this way your cd rom stays as drive D: or whatever it is now.

good luck

  spikeychris 15:40 20 Oct 2003

graham√, you have lost me there matey.

  Djohn 15:45 20 Oct 2003

I've just spent the last five hours in my BIOS looking for the C: Prompt! ;o)

  spikeychris 16:32 20 Oct 2003

Djohn, ahh, but were you holding your hat?..looks like it could make a difference.

With regards to the question: It's not quite cut and dry, was there a previous operating system installed?

  GazMaz 10:53 21 Oct 2003

Done now, the previous OP had been removed.
Tried F1 nothing used a 98 Bootup got to DOS prompt cleared everything.

Good Job!


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