Format C and Reinstalling WinXp

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Post 3+ Months Ago

helo..
Can someone tell me how to formating C and reinstalling WinXp or Changing OS from Win Xp To Win Me or Win 2000.
What is the main purpose of formating C? and can i to install/reinstall WinXp without doing a formating??
Thank you..
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To install any OS system u need to have a CD of the OS u want to install,
if u have win98 and u want to put xp, in this case u should have the CD of winXP.

formatting C has many purposes,
incase of any error couldn't be fixed the best way is formatting(virus, system error...etc)
or if u want to have some experiment.
and what do u mean by saying if u can install and reinstall without formatting? bc as soon as u install a new OS, the OS will format ur C???

am not sure what do u mean though
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Formatting is erasing your hard drive. If you have your XP disk you can just install it over the origional install with out formatting your drive. If you want to take XP off and put a different OS on you will need to format and usually during the setup you will be prompted to format your drive but you can do it prior by getting to a dos prompt and typing in format c:

Hope that helps.
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thankz for replying my post msg...
actually in my recently post, i need to know weather i can reinstall my Win Xp again,since there is something wrong with it...
sometime my Pc shut down by itself...
and one more thing... my Pc-cillin gave me a trouble while i using the Pc.. there is a msg that said my Pccpfw.exe had a problem...
what do i need to do...
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Reinstall XP, it is okay to do so. Not sure what is wrong with your PC-cillin.
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You can re-install xp over an existing copy. In some but not all cases that will solve software issues you are having. If your problem is severe enough, you may have to reformat and install a fresh copy. Formatting is basically erasing the contents of your hard drive so you can start over. That is why its important to keep copies of your important files. If you cannot boot from CD then get a copy of a windows 98 startup disk, and boot from that choosing boot with support for cd drives.
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Can anyone suggest any site that providing a information about how to maintain Pc's. That include Formating C:, Installing OS Specially Win XP.
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http://www.ozzu.com ;)

the help is here, have some patience and ask good questions.
Use the search feature as well. A lot of the questions and
concepts you are asking for has already been asked a number
of times, adn I'm sure you will find the answer quite easily. :D
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1. Put your Windows XP CD in the drive
2. Boot from the CD
3. Let the CD load a bunch of stuff into memory
4. Delete all Partitions
5. Create 1 Partition
6. Format the Partition with NTFS (quick format is recomended)
7. Once it's done formatting, the CD will copy the installations files to the HDD
8. The computer will reboot
9. Let the computer boot from the HDD, not the CD
10. Run the Windows Install

oh, and don't forget to backup your data and check the backup before you format
It is possible to retreive data after a format, but it's messy and costly
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ccb056 has put it on the easiest wasy. :)
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i agree,, it is much more easier to read

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