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Author Anyone know how I uninstall XP?
Andy_S
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19th Nov 03 at 19:24   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

I want to format the comp, but it wont let get onto the prompt screen to Format:C/ on XP. So I want to unistall XP then format.
Anyone know how to do it?

Andy

[Edited on 19-11-2003 by Andy@CruisinUK]
Gareth.O
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19th Nov 03 at 19:33   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

does it not let you do it in command prompt in the start > all programs > accessories menu?
Paul H
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19th Nov 03 at 19:36   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

on mine i got a separate disc that you chuck in before boot up and it asks if you want to format disc and re install
Andy_S
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19th Nov 03 at 19:45   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by Gareth.O
does it not let you do it in command prompt in the start > all programs > accessories menu?


All I get is 'can not lock the drive, the volume is still in use'

and

enter current volume lable for drive c

anyone help?
Colin.S
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19th Nov 03 at 19:46   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

I dont know much, but couldnt you use Fdisk?
Gareth.O
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19th Nov 03 at 19:49   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

gotta get into command prompt for that. do you have a boot floppy disk or summat? if not there is a way doing it off the XP CD
Andy_S
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19th Nov 03 at 19:49   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

you know more than me, wtf is Fdisk? lol
Andy_S
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19th Nov 03 at 19:50   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Ive tried the xp CD but it doesnt seem to let me do it
Gareth.O
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19th Nov 03 at 19:52   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

u on msn?
si_reading
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19th Nov 03 at 19:56   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

If you stick the XP disc in and reboot, and boot from your CD-Rom you should get the options to reformat and install a fresh copy of XP.
Makarus
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19th Nov 03 at 19:58   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Boot up the machine, after XP has loaded put a floppy in the drive, then go to My Computer>Right click the floppy drive>Select format>Select "Create MS-DOS Startup Disk"

When it has done that, restart the machine, get into your BIOS (normally by pressing DELETE at the POST screen (the black screen that counts the memory and shite). Then select the boot sequence and set it so that the floppy is checked for boot before the hard disk. Then you have options to boot with CD support and such like, boot with CD Support and then when you have the command prompt type "format C:/u" which makes sure the drive is fully cleared. Because XP wont have got chance to boot it cant inforce its protection on the drive, voila.
Gareth.O
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that's just what I'm talking him through
Andy_S
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19th Nov 03 at 20:15   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

right, Ive got to the A:/ bit, but when I type FORMAT C:, it says bad file name? Is that the right command?
Trucido
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19th Nov 03 at 20:21   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

you want a 95/98 boot disk really...just format and fdisk or is it the other way round yeah well whatever
Andy_S
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19th Nov 03 at 20:32   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

i hate computers!
Tidus
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19th Nov 03 at 20:53   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Try This Link, and Download the Home or Pro Floppy Boot (6 Floppy Disks Reqd!) Think it should work.
Dan B
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19th Nov 03 at 22:20   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

http://www.bootdisk.com

 
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