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Microsoft => Microsoft Windows => Windows XP => Topic started by: nycajulio on September 02, 2006, 04:19:52 PM

Title: Boot Disk and Formatting Hard Drive
Post by: nycajulio on September 02, 2006, 04:19:52 PM
I have made a boot disk using Windows XP Professional. I want to use to reformat my hard drive drive so I can run Windows XP and Linux (dual boot).  I have done this before using a 98 boot disk. Unfortunately, I no longer have  the Windows 98 boot disk and I am not familar with how XP does it. When I booted up using the XP boot disk and typed in fdisk, I received "This command iss not recognized". Any advice? Thank you.  ::)
Title: Re: Boot Disk and Formatting Hard Drive
Post by: Fed on September 02, 2006, 04:30:27 PM
XP can do it all for you.
http://www.windowsxpprofessional.windowsreinstall.com/
Title: Re: Boot Disk and Formatting Hard Drive
Post by: nycajulio on September 02, 2006, 10:33:33 PM
This web site didn't help. Thanks anyway. I am looking for exact hands on instruction. I don't want to search the web for answers.
Title: Re: Boot Disk and Formatting Hard Drive
Post by: Fed on September 02, 2006, 10:45:45 PM
You have to be kidding, the link I gave you offers a comprehensive guide to install XP.
You need to read the page and click on the next link for your circumstances and the following guide will show you every step including a screenshot that a child could easily follow.
Title: Re: Boot Disk and Formatting Hard Drive
Post by: GX1_Man on September 02, 2006, 11:03:22 PM
And you need to take a little responsibility for solving your own problem - like reading and understanding what you are doing.  ::)
Title: Re: Boot Disk and Formatting Hard Drive
Post by: GX1_Man on September 02, 2006, 11:04:16 PM
And you need to take a little responsibility for solving your own problem - like reading and understanding what you are doing.  ::)

The Geek Squad will install Windows for about $100 if you need more handholding than that.
Title: Re: Boot Disk and Formatting Hard Drive
Post by: nycajulio on September 03, 2006, 09:19:07 AM
First of all, I am responsible. Secondly, the geek squad can kiss my *censored*[email protected]
Title: Re: Boot Disk and Formatting Hard Drive
Post by: nycajulio on September 03, 2006, 09:19:50 AM
GO TO *censored*
Title: Re: Boot Disk and Formatting Hard Drive
Post by: patio on September 03, 2006, 10:11:27 AM
Interesting...

patio.   8-)
Title: Re: Boot Disk and Formatting Hard Drive
Post by: Rob Pomeroy on September 03, 2006, 10:55:31 AM
Mmm... looks like someone didn't take his Ritalin (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ritalin) this morning.
Title: Re: Boot Disk and Formatting Hard Drive
Post by: patio on September 03, 2006, 11:15:22 AM
Nice new sig, Rob...tastefully done.

patio.   8-)
Title: Re: Boot Disk and Formatting Hard Drive
Post by: Rob Pomeroy on September 03, 2006, 12:08:21 PM
Thanks!  I suppose if one is going to admit to being professionally schizophrenic, one should do it with style...
Title: Re: Boot Disk and Formatting Hard Drive
Post by: patio on September 03, 2006, 01:30:21 PM
 :D :D

 ;D ;D

 ;)
Title: Re: Boot Disk and Formatting Hard Drive
Post by: street1 (RIP) on September 03, 2006, 04:59:01 PM
Some things never change.If you haven't been to your BIOS settings.......

I better not say!!

Thanks everyone I feel right at home after seeing this guy
imitate "Dragon 306".He had a hard drive that just kept getting fragmented
while sitting in storage in his closet>Everytime he took it out to sell it the dog gone thing would be fragmented again.Of course back in them days he called himself Josh C. Hope the below site or this message don't get me in too much
trouble with your moderator.Below post is a full blown...LOL

http://www.computing.net/hardware/wwwboard/forum/40280.html
Title: Re: Boot Disk and Formatting Hard Drive
Post by: GX1_Man on September 03, 2006, 09:57:39 PM
What a great story to remember!  ;D


I am really glad this person is an ex-member. People who have no initiative are a bore.  ::)
Title: Re: Boot Disk and Formatting Hard Drive
Post by: homer on September 04, 2006, 02:35:14 AM
by this thread still being alive, even after nycajulio left, can i safetly say that the ex-member bug has been defeated?
Title: Re: Boot Disk and Formatting Hard Drive
Post by: GX1_Man on September 04, 2006, 08:29:32 AM
At this point we don't know.