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WOW I am currently having this exact same problem. I would like to know the answer to the above question also. A few other questions I have are the following: How do I make the exe download to a specified letter(instead of C)? How do I format my other hard drive that I didn't install windows on so that i can put files on that hard drive?

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r3m3dy and Rexarra,

 

STOP what you are doing and start from scratch again.

 

Do Not install card readers and other stuff that's not required during the OS setup.

 

I even go as far as to turn off the onboard items like sound and network during the initial OS install to make sure I get a clean load.

 

You will be doing yourself a huge favor by taking what you've learned and start over.

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i tried booting from my cd but it won't boot. only thing i can do is get the windows xp screen to appear if i open it in windows and then the only option i can do that would resemble starting from scratch would be reinstalling windows. is there anyway i can wipe everything clean?

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i tried booting from my cd but it won't boot. only thing i can do is get the windows xp screen to appear if i open it in windows and then the only option i can do that would resemble starting from scratch would be reinstalling windows. is there anyway i can wipe everything clean?

 

When your XP cd install gets to the 'select which partition' part, just delete the existing one (where you installed XP), and reinstall a new partition on that drive. If you reinstall on the same drive, you'll end up with a C:windows and a C:windows.0 or something like that.

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i get to the part where it says click d to delete a partition and then it tells me i cannot delet it because it contains files that are necessary to complete the installation. is there any way i can just wipe everything clean?

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You can find a utility that will write zero's to the drive to wipe the data.

 

i get to the part where it says click d to delete a partition and then it tells me i cannot delet it because it contains files that are necessary to complete the installation. is there any way i can just wipe everything clean?

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What you want to do is called a low level format. I know WD had it in the disk utilities. Check your harddrives manufacturer website first. Or you could Google "low level format utilities"

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