HolidayBuyer's Guide

Computer Help forum

General discussion

reformating a hard drive with partitions ( 2 os on 1 pc)

by kclay1 / June 4, 2006 12:29 AM PDT

Hello! I have a small problem. I have a dual boot pc (windows xp home on 1 partition and xp pro on the other.) I want to remove the xp home and have xp pro as the only os. But, according to the computer management under disk management section; the windows xp home is the system (C:) and the windows xp pro (D:) is the boot (windows xp home is the primary partition and windows xp pro is the logical. What should I do? By the way, I used Partition magic to create the partitions. Help please? Thanks in advance!

Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: reformating a hard drive with partitions ( 2 os on 1 pc)
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: reformating a hard drive with partitions ( 2 os on 1 pc)
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.
Collapse -
What I Would Do...
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / June 4, 2006 2:56 AM PDT

Start from scratch. Place the XP CD in the CD-Rom, restart the computer, then delete all partitions, then recreate a new one and reinstall XP PRO. You might need to use Partition Magic to first remove all the partitions it created but I don't think it will be necessary. You should be able to delete everything with the XP CD and start with a clean disk.

Hope this helps.


Collapse -
by kclay1 / June 4, 2006 11:24 AM PDT
In reply to: What I Would Do...

Thanks for the help Grif!

Popular Forums
Computer Newbies 10,686 discussions
Computer Help 54,365 discussions
Laptops 21,181 discussions
Networking & Wireless 16,313 discussions
Phones 17,137 discussions
Security 31,287 discussions
TVs & Home Theaters 22,101 discussions
Windows 7 8,164 discussions
Windows 10 2,657 discussions


Cameras that make great holiday gifts

Let them start the new year with a step up in photo and video quality from a phone.