Help: Reformat secondary drive which contains XP



jude@iname.com
07-10-2005, 03:03 AM
I am trying to reformat a secondary hard drive which has Windows XP Pro
installed on one of its partitions. This secondary drive is not my C:
drive -- it is an older disk that I want to run as a secondary drive,
but it happens to contain an installation of Windows XP. How can I
reformat it? I do have an XP Pro Install disk.

Your assitance is greatly appreciated!

Thank you.

Jerry
07-10-2005, 03:03 AM
Boot from the XP CD and do it from there. You may have to change the boot
order in the BIOS.

<jude@iname.com> wrote in message
news:1116641821.605473.320820@g14g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
>I am trying to reformat a secondary hard drive which has Windows XP Pro
> installed on one of its partitions. This secondary drive is not my C:
> drive -- it is an older disk that I want to run as a secondary drive,
> but it happens to contain an installation of Windows XP. How can I
> reformat it? I do have an XP Pro Install disk.
>
> Your assitance is greatly appreciated!
>
> Thank you.
>

jude@iname.com
07-10-2005, 03:03 AM
I set the boot order to boot from CD ROM first. When I restart it
gives me the option to hit any key to boot from CD. When I do that it
goes into the Windows setup screens but it only gives me three options:

1. Install Windows
2. Repair Windows
3. Exit

How do I reformat the secondary hard drive from there?

Thanks again.

Jupiter Jones [MVP]
07-10-2005, 03:03 AM
Jude;
Your post is not really clear.
You state Windows XP is installed on a partition on the secondary drive.
Is Windows XP also installed on the C drive and you want to remove Windows
XP from the secondary drive?
If so, use Disk Management:
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=309000

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<jude@iname.com> wrote in message
news:1116641821.605473.320820@g14g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
>I am trying to reformat a secondary hard drive which has Windows XP Pro
> installed on one of its partitions. This secondary drive is not my C:
> drive -- it is an older disk that I want to run as a secondary drive,
> but it happens to contain an installation of Windows XP. How can I
> reformat it? I do have an XP Pro Install disk.
>
> Your assitance is greatly appreciated!
>
> Thank you.
>


Help: Reformat secondary drive which contains XP