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format C: but not D:

By carlsberg
Jul 16, 2005
  1. Hi

    This question has probably been asked a million times but i searched and couldn't find

    - so, can anyone point me to a thread dealing with this subject, please ?

    here it is:
    Quite simply, I need to format my C: partition (system) and clean re-install Win XP from the CD but without affecting the D: partition (data) - I have backed up a lot of the data on D: but I would rather it was left entirely untouched

    is there a fool-proof procedure for formatting just the C: ?

    thanks
     
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    Boot the XP install CD. Start a new installation. You are prompted which partition to install WIndows to. Select your C: and choose to format it. Continue XP setup as normal.
     
  3. carlsberg

    carlsberg TS Rookie Topic Starter

    ok that looks simple, hehe, here goes nothing ...

    thanks
     
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