Reinstalling OS to another disk

By MrkenoBoy
Jun 21, 2011
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  1. I have my startup files (NTDETECT, boot, ntldr) on disk C: (master) while WinXP is on D: (slave). Now I want to reinstall the same winxp so it ends up on C: instead, taking away everything old from both C: and D:
    (Had an old OS on C: before and I'm not sure if the files are still present)
    How should I do? I have the CD with key. Do I need to use dban(hd wipe) and in what order?

    Then in terms of drivers to the system and graphics card. Should I put them on a usb stick in advance or let automatically identify the drivers after reinstalling OS.

  2. Mark56

    Mark56 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,886

    Boot the PC from the XP disc and install it to the C: partition. That will wipe everything else from that partition. Once done you can go into Disk Management and format the other partition, job done. You can install the drivers using either method.

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