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partition help on a dell

By deano3041
Jan 8, 2006
  1. i have an older dell pc and i seem to have 3 copies now of windows xp and i cannot remove them for some reason.......i need a free program that will allow me to format and delete partitions thanx
  2. Samstoned

    Samstoned TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,018

    go to seagate and dwnld the seagate disc wizard utility
    its free and will reformat if you feel uncomfortable with that vender try the maker of your drive.
    also ther is a bootable software called the ultimate boot disc
    but you have to burn to cd
  3. Gandalph

    Gandalph TS Rookie

    If you have the XP CD, you can do it straight from there. Just boot to the XP CD (in a Dell, this can usually be done by pushing the F12 button during POST), then go through the setup procedure and read the screens. When you get to the final install screen, you have the option of deleting and recreating the partition, then format and install a fresh copy of XP.
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