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Cap'n Rommel

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7th August 2004

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#1 13 years ago

I need to delete my hardrive, I havnt done it before but I know I need a bootdisk for it. where can I find it and can anyone guide me. thanks




xsviolence

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13th April 2005

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#2 13 years ago

I've had to recover from a system problem, requiring a re-install. I had never created a bootdisk, so I needed the original OS Install CD that was provided with my system. Later, I researched creating a "complete" boot disk. (complete=including all updates/sp2). This can be done - search "slipstream xp", or "boot cd xp". All of the "slipstream" stuff, that I've reviewed, requires the original install cd. If the OEM didn't supply the install disk (many don't now), they put it on some partitiion that yopu can get to from bios. Don't know about the "boot cd xp" stuff. Check : http://www.bootdisk.com/




Revenge VIP Member

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#3 13 years ago

It sounds like your OS's installation files are on a hidden partition of your hard drive. All you should have to do is boot from the recovery disk by popping it in the drive, starting your computer and if necessary, telling the BIOS to boot from floppy before the hard drive.

If Windows starts normally instead of the boot disk, I'll have to go into more detail about changing your BIOS settings.




xsviolence

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#4 13 years ago

here's a method for creating a boot cd, using nero. (you can dl a trial version of nero, if you don't have it). http://www.tacktech.com/display.cfm?ttid=297




Cap'n Rommel

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#5 13 years ago

Thanks Guys, I found my old oem disk and tried with that. And It worked




Giz

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#6 13 years ago

http://bootdisk.com/ - Always good to have!