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Old 01-04-09, 12:18
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Default I want to format my laptop drive and start fresh

I want to format my drive and start fresh. When I get to the XP setup screen it shows me that there are 2 unpartioned spaces. One takes up like 5 gigs and the other 1 takes up 8 megs. Then there's the partioned main drive. How do I delete all this, so there's just 1 drive I could choose from? The menu says to delete the selected partition press D, but when I do nothing happens. Is there a tool I could use to just wipe everything clean and just re-install windows. I included a screen shot of what i'm talking about.

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Old 01-04-09, 12:53
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Before giving any advice, do you have the media CD/DVD/s to reinstall the operating system?
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Download this, http://www.majorgeeks.com/Dariks_Boo...uke_d4596.html. The download will contain an ISO file that will produce a bootable CD when burned with a program that supports ISO writing. This program will write 0's to your hard drive, and will leave you with one large blank hard drive. Hope this helps!
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Default Re: I want to format my laptop drive and start fresh

If all you want to do is format the HD then put the first of your OS CDs in the drive and re-boot it will then start the format procedure and will wipe everything from the HD before re-installing your OS it will also allow you to choose what partitions you want.
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THanks guys I fixed the problem...
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hi guys i have a problem. i wantto full format my laptop and start fresh but i dont have the cd please tell me how i do this
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The answer will depend on whether your laptop has a recovery partition or not. How are you going to reinstall the OS without either the recovery CDs or another OS installation disk if you choose to blank the hard drive? More information is needed!

It is always best to start a new thread with your problem rather than piggybacking on another one!

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ohhh thanx how do i start a new thread
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ohhh thanx how do i start a new thread

There is one of these buttons at the top left side of all the forum sections (Software, Hardware, etc.) Click it.
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