hd

Posted: 08-01-2004, 05:49 PM
my hardrive si partitioned how do i put all eh halves
abck together i dont care if i lose any data (its an old
computer)

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Carey Frisch [MVP]
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Re: hd
Posted: 08-01-2004, 06:02 PM
You'll need to perform a "clean install":

The Windows XP CD is bootable and contains all the tools necessary
to partition and format your drive. Follow this procedure and allow
Windows XP to partition and format your drive:

NOTE: It would be best to physically disconnect all your peripheral hardware
devices, except the monitor, mouse and keyboard, before installing XP.

1. Open your BIOS and set your "CD Drive as the first bootable device".

===> Accessing Motherboard BIOS
===> http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/bios_manufacturer.htm

2. Insert your Windows XP CD in the CD Drive and reboot your computer.
3. You'll see a message to boot to the CD....follow the instructions.
4. The setup menu will appear and you should elect to delete the existing
Windows partitions, then create a new partition, then format the primary
partition (preferably NTFS) and proceed to install Windows XP.

5. Clean Install Windows XP
http://michaelstevenstech.com/cleanxpinstall.html

[Courtesy of Michael Stevens, MS-MVP]

6. After Windows XP is installed, visit the Windows Update website
and download the available "Critical Updates".

7. After installing the critical updates, be sure and visit the support website
of the manufacturer of the computer to download and install any
available Windows XP compatible drivers, such as video adapter
and audio drivers.

8. If you happen to run into any installation difficulties, use the following resources:

How to Troubleshoot Windows XP Problems During Installation
http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;EN-US;310064

Troubleshooting Windows XP Setup
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_setup.htm

[Courtesy of MS-MVP Kelly Theriot]


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Carey Frisch
Microsoft MVP
Windows XP - Shell/User

Be Smart! Protect your PC!
http://www.microsoft.com/security/protect/

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"neo" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message:
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| my hardrive si partitioned how do i put all eh halves
| abck together i dont care if i lose any data (its an old
| computer)
neo
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Re: hd sorry
Posted: 08-01-2004, 06:26 PM
im sorry this is actually windows me where is the windows
me newsgroup?
and again im sorry
>-----Original Message-----
>You'll need to perform a "clean install":
>
>The Windows XP CD is bootable and contains all the tools
necessary
>to partition and format your drive. Follow this
procedure and allow
>Windows XP to partition and format your drive:
>
>NOTE: It would be best to physically disconnect all
your peripheral hardware
> devices, except the monitor, mouse and
keyboard, before installing XP.
>
>1. Open your BIOS and set your "CD Drive as the first
bootable device".
>
> ===> Accessing Motherboard BIOS
> ===>
http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/bios_manufacturer.htm
>
>2. Insert your Windows XP CD in the CD Drive and
reboot your computer.
>3. You'll see a message to boot to the CD....follow
the instructions.
>4. The setup menu will appear and you should elect to
delete the existing
> Windows partitions, then create a new partition,
then format the primary
> partition (preferably NTFS) and proceed to
install Windows XP.
>
>5. Clean Install Windows XP
> http://michaelstevenstech.com/cleanxpinstall.html
>
> [Courtesy of Michael Stevens, MS-MVP]
>
>6. After Windows XP is installed, visit the Windows
Update website
> and download the available "Critical Updates".
>
>7. After installing the critical updates, be sure and
visit the support website
> of the manufacturer of the computer to download
and install any
> available Windows XP compatible drivers, such as
video adapter
> and audio drivers.
>
>8. If you happen to run into any installation
difficulties, use the following resources:
>
> How to Troubleshoot Windows XP Problems During
Installation
> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?
scid=kb;EN-US;310064
>
> Troubleshooting Windows XP Setup
> http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_setup.htm
>
> [Courtesy of MS-MVP Kelly Theriot]
>
>
>--
>Carey Frisch
>Microsoft MVP
>Windows XP - Shell/User
>
>Be Smart! Protect your PC!
>http://www.microsoft.com/security/protect/
>
>---------------------------------------------------------
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>
>"neo" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
message:
> news:821f01c477ef$ec97ffd0$a601280a@phx.gbl...
>
>| my hardrive si partitioned how do i put all eh halves
>| abck together i dont care if i lose any data (its an
old
>| computer)
>.
>
Carey Frisch [MVP]
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Re: hd sorry
Posted: 08-01-2004, 06:37 PM
How to Use the Fdisk Tool and the Format Tool to Partition or Repartition
a Hard Disk
http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;EN-US;255867

1. Delete all the Windows partitions.
2. Create a new partition.
3. Format the new partition FAT32.
4. Install your desired Operating System.

--
Carey Frisch
Microsoft MVP
Windows XP - Shell/User

Be Smart! Protect your PC!
http://www.microsoft.com/security/protect/

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------

"neo" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message:
news:83f201c477f5$0141f850$a301280a@phx.gbl...

| im sorry this is actually windows me where is the windows
| me newsgroup?
| and again im sorry

neo
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Re: hd sorry
Posted: 08-01-2004, 06:51 PM
thank you very much
>-----Original Message-----
>How to Use the Fdisk Tool and the Format Tool to
Partition or Repartition
>a Hard Disk
>http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-
US;255867
>
>1. Delete all the Windows partitions.
>2. Create a new partition.
>3. Format the new partition FAT32.
>4. Install your desired Operating System.
>
>--
>Carey Frisch
>Microsoft MVP
>Windows XP - Shell/User
>
>Be Smart! Protect your PC!
>http://www.microsoft.com/security/protect/
>
>---------------------------------------------------------
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>
>"neo" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
message:
> news:83f201c477f5$0141f850$a301280a@phx.gbl...
>
>| im sorry this is actually windows me where is the
windows
>| me newsgroup?
>| and again im sorry
>
>.
>
 
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