help me delete windows xp compeltely out of my drive

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yanksouthgal
help me delete windows xp compeltely out of my drive

having trouble internet options will not pop up and internet explorer will not come up either say there is a corrupt file somewhere

   

Dave Smooth
Re: help me delete windows xp compeltely out of my drive

Hope you have your CD.   Plus, if you have a floppy with fdisk floating around, that would be helpful.   

Have you tried re-installing XP clean, with a format?? 

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Stevie
Re: help me delete windows xp compeltely out of my drive

[quote=yanksouthgal]having trouble internet options will not pop up and internet explorer will not come up either say there is a corrupt file somewhere[/quote] If you want to remove Windows XP off of your hard drive, just drag it to your Recycle Bin.  Be sure and empty your Recycle Bin so it doesn't crawl back out.

Dragonius85
Re: help me delete windows xp compeltely out of my drive

You'll need a Windows 98 boot disk (check Google for free boot disks) or a bootable Windows installation CD (or a Linux CD that has formatting options).

You can try one of the following to remove Windows XP.
A) Reboot your computer and boot to the Windows 98 boot disk. This will bring you into a DOS prompt. Format C:\ when you get there. This will wipe your entire drive and remove Windows entirely.

B) Use a Windows CD and boot into it. Go to Recovery console (if XP) and format it from there OR go to install XP and delete the partitions (has a wizard), re-create the partitions, format and reinstall Windows XP.

C) Using a Linux CD, follow the instructions from the Linux website to format your hard drive.

Alternatively, if you have a Windows XP CD, you may be able to restore Internet Explorer by putting the CD into your CD-ROM, going to the Start menu and click Run, then type in "sfc /scannow" without the quotes and hit enter. This will start a reinstall of XP system files and may restore your use of Internet Explorer.

Niebr
Re: help me delete windows xp compeltely out of my drive

Start -> Control Panel -> Add/Remove Programs
at the bottom of the list somewhere it should say windows XP (your edition here)
hit remove and it will roll back to the previous version that was installed on that computer, if this cant be done then buy another windows install disk, NOT UPGRADE DISK!

The only stupid question is the one that remains unasked
~Niebr~

lone wolf
Re: help me delete windows xp compeltely out of my drive

if you want to remove everthing from youre drive just download a program called fdisk it formats everything from youre drive its on win 98 startup floppies i think

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