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I have windows xp installed on local disk c and win7 on local disc d i want to format the partition containing windows xp

  • Windows 7
  • Partition
  • Windows XP
  • Format
Last response: in Windows 7
June 9, 2014 2:06:53 AM

I installed Windows 7 at that time i was not having space n local disk c that's why i installed it in Local Disc D now i want that the windows 7 will be default and i want to format the drive containing windows xp but when i try it says that 'CAN'T FORMAT A PARTITION CONTAINING SYSTEM FILES'

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June 9, 2014 2:11:10 AM

so now you are running windows xp and removing xp on c drive it is impossible boot with windows 7 and then format c drive with xp.
June 9, 2014 2:14:04 AM

use a linux live cd, such as ubuntu, when booting into it live you can use a tool called Gparted (you may have to download it) to format the partition that you want. if the MBR becomes damaged then you can use a windows 7 installation disk to repair your installed windows 7
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