win xp sp2 problems

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I just got windows xp pro sp2 and I can upgrade without a problem. What it won't let me do is a fresh install. After my PC boots up it goes into the dos setup screen and asks me if I want to repair or do a new install..I choose new install and it comes to the partion page. I have 1 partion with 72GB +/- and 8mb unpartitioned space. When I try to delete the current partion it says there are vital windows installtion setup files (something to that effect) and it won't let me delete it. I also can't create a new partion. So all it will do is upgrade...any ideas on how to reformat and install this?

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You might want to search for this question, it has
been asked numerous times before. :)
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oh sorry..normally I do..but I figured it was just my bad luck
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no worries, just this particular question is very popular. ;)
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call me an idiot..but I can't find anyone asking this question..I searched around and still no luck..mind pointing me in the right direction please?

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The best way I found to reformat completely, is to be in windows already and load the cd.
When the option appears, change it to full install, and not upgrade. it should reboot and
give you the option to remove and resize and recreate your partitions.

the only other way I can think of is to get hold of a dos boot disk and run fdisk. It's an extra
step, but it is is effective. Hope this helps. :)
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nothing can ever work right for me i swear...

I got the windows xp setup disks, which takes 6 floppies. On rebooting and using the disks it stopped on the 3rd disk with a error 512 yadda yadda...really pissed me off. I got windows XP SP1 and now windows won't let me install that because I have a newer version of windows installed (SP2) WTF! Man this *plum* is annoying. Anyways...any ideas?
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as I said, load your cd while in windows. Use a DOS disk, not XP boot disks. All the boot disks
do is load the preliminary setup files the cd does if you had booted into it.
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Has SP2 even come out of beta yet?

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