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running 2 forms of xp after reformat

I reformatted my hd and ended up with two xp's to select from. when I deleted one, it was the wrong one. Now my hd is full due to both xp's still loaded and only one running. Can I reformat again and get rid of all and start over or would it be better to go buy another hd????? don't want to make the same mistake again...... thanx.....

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You sure you didn't do an "in place install" of XP? I did that once, and instead of choosing the default folder for XP, I changed it to another and ended up with 2 XP's and on bootup, I had to select one or the other.

Yes, you can start fresh. Just use your XP installation disk to boot from; you may have to change your BIOS settings to make your cd-rom the first boot device, or tap f8 where you get options to boot from. Just make sure you select format before the installation. Good luck. If you're unsure of exactly how to do this, google "installing XP".

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thanx will give it a try... and let ya'll know...

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Good luck!

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boot from the floppy and type fdisk, choose 3 and delete all partitions. esc, create partitons, use all area and reboot with the WinXP in the cdrom, make sure the CMOS is set to boot from the cdrom, let windowsXP format the partitison and install WinXP. simple

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