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Anonymous
June 17, 2005 6:07:03 PM

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How can I remove windows 2000 prof. and reformat the hard drive without
installing an o/s?

I've removed Windows 2000, but everytime I choose to format the partition it
loads Windows again and I don't know how to get to DOS after I've removed
Windows.
Anonymous
June 17, 2005 7:52:27 PM

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On Fri, 17 Jun 2005 14:07:03 -0700, "efg20"
<efg20@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

>How can I remove windows 2000 prof. and reformat the hard drive without
>installing an o/s?
>
>I've removed Windows 2000, but everytime I choose to format the partition it
>loads Windows again and I don't know how to get to DOS after I've removed
>Windows.

What kind of boot disk are you using?


John Thomas Smith
http://www.direct2usales.com
http://www.pacifier.com/~jtsmith
Anonymous
June 18, 2005 1:50:21 AM

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To wipe the drive, some ways include; boot a win98 startup disk, run fdisk
and delete all partition information found (as long as NTFS is primary). Or
boot the Windows XP CD-Rom and when you get to the point, delete the
existing NTFS and or other partitions found, then abort the install. Or use
a utility named delpart.

ftp://ftp.microsoft.com/bussys/winnt/winnt-public/reski...

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Regards,

Dave Patrick ....Please no email replies - reply in newsgroup.
Microsoft Certified Professional
Microsoft MVP [Windows]
http://www.microsoft.com/protect

"efg20" wrote:
| How can I remove windows 2000 prof. and reformat the hard drive without
| installing an o/s?
|
| I've removed Windows 2000, but everytime I choose to format the partition
it
| loads Windows again and I don't know how to get to DOS after I've removed
| Windows.
Anonymous
June 20, 2005 4:46:09 PM

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Windows 2000 Professional

"John Thomas Smith" wrote:

> On Fri, 17 Jun 2005 14:07:03 -0700, "efg20"
> <efg20@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
>
> >How can I remove windows 2000 prof. and reformat the hard drive without
> >installing an o/s?
> >
> >I've removed Windows 2000, but everytime I choose to format the partition it
> >loads Windows again and I don't know how to get to DOS after I've removed
> >Windows.
>
> What kind of boot disk are you using?
>
>
> John Thomas Smith
> http://www.direct2usales.com
> http://www.pacifier.com/~jtsmith
>
!