remove all data on hard drive to get fresh install

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by P.Wicker, Dec 21, 2004.

  1. P.Wicker

    P.Wicker Guest

    tried to adjust partition size on hard drive - system crashed. keeps asking
    for the partition recover floppy (which I didn't make) tried fdisk to remove
    partitions and to create new one but still asks for recovery floppy. I want
    to swipe the hole hard drive and start fresh.
    P.Wicker, Dec 21, 2004
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    dadiOH Guest

    P.Wicker wrote:
    > tried to adjust partition size on hard drive - system crashed. keeps
    > asking for the partition recover floppy (which I didn't make) tried
    > fdisk to remove partitions and to create new one but still asks for
    > recovery floppy. I want to swipe the hole hard drive and start fresh.


    Just FDISK and FORMAT from bootup floppy. Start the floppy with CD
    support, make sure you have your Windows CD and serial number. The CD
    drive letter will be bumped up one letter because of the RAM drive, keep
    that in mind when you "change drive" to the CD drive to run setup to
    install Windows.

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    dadiOH, Dec 21, 2004
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    nmnm Guest

    tried that twice and still will not start up and is still asking for
    partition recover floppy
    "dadiOH" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > P.Wicker wrote:
    >> tried to adjust partition size on hard drive - system crashed. keeps
    >> asking for the partition recover floppy (which I didn't make) tried
    >> fdisk to remove partitions and to create new one but still asks for
    >> recovery floppy. I want to swipe the hole hard drive and start fresh.

    >
    > Just FDISK and FORMAT from bootup floppy. Start the floppy with CD
    > support, make sure you have your Windows CD and serial number. The CD
    > drive letter will be bumped up one letter because of the RAM drive, keep
    > that in mind when you "change drive" to the CD drive to run setup to
    > install Windows.
    >
    > --
    > dadiOH
    > ____________________________
    >
    > dadiOH's dandies v3.05...
    > ...a help file of info about MP3s, recording from
    > LP/cassette and tips & tricks on this and that.
    > Get it at http://mysite.verizon.net/xico
    >
    >
    nmnm, Dec 21, 2004
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  4. P.Wicker

    Guest

    On Tue, 21 Dec 2004 21:59:44 GMT, "nmnm" <> wrote:

    |> tried that twice and still will not start up and is still asking for
    |> partition recover floppy

    use Fdisk /mbr - WK2 or greater use fixmbr


    |> "dadiOH" <> wrote in message
    |> news:...
    |> > P.Wicker wrote:
    |> >> tried to adjust partition size on hard drive - system crashed. keeps
    |> >> asking for the partition recover floppy (which I didn't make) tried
    |> >> fdisk to remove partitions and to create new one but still asks for
    |> >> recovery floppy. I want to swipe the hole hard drive and start fresh.
    |> >
    |> > Just FDISK and FORMAT from bootup floppy. Start the floppy with CD
    |> > support, make sure you have your Windows CD and serial number. The CD
    |> > drive letter will be bumped up one letter because of the RAM drive, keep
    |> > that in mind when you "change drive" to the CD drive to run setup to
    |> > install Windows.
    |> >
    |> > --
    |> > dadiOH
    |> > ____________________________
    |> >
    |> > dadiOH's dandies v3.05...
    |> > ...a help file of info about MP3s, recording from
    |> > LP/cassette and tips & tricks on this and that.
    |> > Get it at http://mysite.verizon.net/xico
    |> >
    |> >
    |>



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    , Dec 21, 2004
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    Barry OGrady Guest

    On Tue, 21 Dec 2004 21:05:10 GMT, "P.Wicker" <> wrote:

    >tried to adjust partition size on hard drive - system crashed. keeps asking
    >for the partition recover floppy (which I didn't make) tried fdisk to remove
    >partitions and to create new one but still asks for recovery floppy. I want
    >to swipe the hole hard drive and start fresh.


    Format will do the job.
    If you are installing XP boot from the install CD and use it to delete existing partitions.


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    Barry OGrady, Dec 21, 2004
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