reformatting nfts



hajacan
07-10-2005, 01:58 AM
i would like to reformat my computer. i already have nfts and just
want to reformat then install win xp pro. what are the command
promps.
thanks hajacan

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Carey Frisch [MVP]
07-10-2005, 01:58 AM
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.

NOTE: If you have an internal Zip Drive installed, physically disconnect the
EIDE and power cable to it before proceeding, otherwise your main
hard drive may not be assigned the customary C: drive letter.
After installing Windows XP, you may then reconnect it.

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 all 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. ==> Immediately after installing Windows XP, turn on XP's Firewall.
==> http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/default.mspx

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

8. 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.

9. 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]

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"hajacan" wrote:

| i would like to reformat my computer. i already have nfts and just
| want to reformat then install win xp pro. what are the command
| promps.
| thanks hajacan

Triffid
07-10-2005, 01:58 AM
Carey Frisch [MVP] wrote:

> 7. After Windows XP is installed, visit the Windows Update website
> and download the available "Critical Updates".

Only if the XP CD includes SP2, or the system is behind a firewall.

Do not connect XP RTM or XP SP1 directly to the Internet - the system
will be compromised long before the updates are installed.

Triffid

Plato
07-10-2005, 01:58 AM
Carey Frisch [MVP] wrote:
>
> How to Troubleshoot Windows XP Problems During Installation
> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;310064

ps 310064 addresses upgrades from win9x, not fresh XP installs :)

Plato
07-10-2005, 01:58 AM
Carey Frisch [MVP] wrote:
>
> NOTE: If you have an internal Zip Drive installed, physically disconnect the
> EIDE and power cable to it before proceeding, otherwise your main
> hard drive may not be assigned the customary C: drive letter.
> After installing Windows XP, you may then reconnect it.

Darn Iomega. Always tossing a wrench in the works.

hajacan
07-10-2005, 01:59 AM
"" wrote:
> Carey Frisch [MVP] wrote:
> >
> > NOTE: If you have an internal Zip Drive installed,
> physically disconnect the
> > EIDE and power cable to it before proceeding,
> otherwise your main
> > hard drive may not be assigned the customary
> C: drive letter.
> > After installing Windows XP, you may then
> reconnect it.
>
> Darn Iomega. Always tossing a wrench in the works.

thank you....i am new to this and the info was greatly appreciated...

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