Solved Formatting disk drive and reinstalling Windows XP Tags: Configuration Formatting Disk Drive Windows XP Last response: March 16, 2012 2:22 AM in Windows XP Share menonsangeetha February 24, 2012 6:23:59 PM Hello, I want to format my disk drive (blank it out) and install Windows XP on my computer. Can I accomplish this using a Dell Reinstallation CD / Microsoft Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2)? More about : formatting disk drive reinstalling windows | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove PhilFrisbie February 24, 2012 6:58:24 PM Yes, if that CD is the one that came with that PC. | Report abuse menonsangeetha March 5, 2012 8:20:16 PM hmm. and I thought I can just buy any such disk online. Why does it have to be the one that came with that PC?! | Report abuse Best solution PhilFrisbie March 5, 2012 10:22:06 PM OEM CDs look at the hardware and will only install on the right type of PC. For example, I cannot use my Acer XP CD to reinstall XP on my HP PC. | Report abuse menonsangeetha March 16, 2012 2:22:34 AM Best answer selected by menonsangeetha. | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Windows XP>Formatting disk drive and reinstalling Windows XP> Related ressources: ForumProblem Formatting the HDD and Reinstalling XP ForumRecover Lost data after Windows Xp reinstall without Formatting ForumRe-installing Windows 7 On SSD and Re- Formatting normal HDD Question? Forumc drive changes to f drive after reinstalling windows xp pro Forum2 Hard Drive icons after re-installing Windows XP ForumFAQ: Switching Storage Controllers w/o Reinstalling Windows ForumUnable to receive internet after formating and reinstalling xp -- ForumRe-installing Windows XP Forum( Windows ) How to partition a drive without formatting it? ForumReinstalling WIndows 7 on an SSD - Formatting Issue ForumFormatting/Reinstalling OS ForumProblem re-installing windows vista/ xp Forumformat option for reinstalling windows xp ForumReinstalling Windows - Hard Disk Issue (SATA) Forumclean install of XP Pro w/out formatting hard drive ForumTrouble Formatting Drive C: with Win XP ForumPCMCIA slots need more power??? HELP! ForumWindows xp black edition ForumHow to uninstall printer driver windows xp ForumHi....... I am working in ubuntu and i am developing a website. All the images a More resources Read discussions in other Windows XP categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security Video !