Trying to format/remove partitions from windows XP box: Partition contains temporary setup files

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Kin Corn Karn, Feb 26, 2004.

  1. I can't get rid of Windows XP!
    I've got a corrupt install of XP on my drive, and I just want to blow
    it away and start over. I don't need to back anything up, I just want
    to restart.
    But I can't get rid of it!
    I've tried the following:
    -Boot from Windows XP disk, install Windows XP, delete partition:
    I get the error "Cannot delete this partition, this partition contains
    temporary setup files required by windows XP"
    -Boot from Windows XP, repair console, format c:
    It asks if I'm sure I want to format, and I say yes. It immediately
    brings me back to the c:\> prompt, and nothing is deleted.
    -Boot from Windows XP CD, repair console, diskpart clean
    Same error as when trying to delete partition through Windows XP

    Has anyone encountered this? How do I wipe off those temporary
    install files?!

    Thanks in advance.
    Kin Corn Karn, Feb 26, 2004
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  2. Kin Corn Karn

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    pcbutts1, Feb 26, 2004
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  3. Great minds....;o)

    "pcbutts1" chiseled in stone, the following words:
    @}-}-------Rosee, Feb 26, 2004
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