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Old 05-13-2009, 09:41 PM   #1
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format hard disk and start over with windows xp

Can someone please explain the process to reformat my hard disk so i can reinstall windows xp. I'm running ubuntu 9.04 and my entire hdd is committed to linux. I have no idea how to format it and reinstall windows. Please help.

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Won't the Windows installation disk do this for you?
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Place your windows xp install cd in the drive, and most of the time you will see something like f12 to select boot drive. If you don't see that then you will need to hit escape or f2 and change your bios so that it will boot up your cd rom first. Then when you see booting from cd it may say hit any key... just hit the enter key and follow the prompts. It is pretty straight forward. once the inital load gets done you just press f8 then probably delete all the foreign drives then hit I believe enter and tell it to format with NTFS. and that should get windows up.

In the case of when you boot up and hit any key but your screen just goes black you will probably need to down load a boot disk from (windows 98) should do and use the fdisk utility. I have had a couple of instances where I had to do that.


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