Solved Installation of XP; is erase parition as format or wipe? Tags: Configuration Windows XP Blue Screen Partition Format Last response: August 10, 2012 8:27 AM in Windows XP Share James T Kirk USS Enterprise August 8, 2012 12:47:07 AM Hello Everybody, When you insert XP and it goes to the blue screen to start the setup process, it asks you what partition that you'd like to setup Windows on;) And there is also the option to "Delete Partition":rolleyes: If you "Delete Partition", does this permanently erase the data from your hd as a wipe or killdisk; or is it the same as a format instead? More about : installation erase parition format wipe Best solution SR-71 Blackbird August 8, 2012 12:55:56 AM format Share James T Kirk USS Enterprise August 10, 2012 8:26:19 AM Best answer selected by James T Kirk USS Enterprise. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer James T Kirk USS Enterprise August 10, 2012 8:27:48 AM if the xp delete/create partition is only a format, then why was I not able to "recover" ANY data from the hd with 3 recovery programs? It does not make ANY sense...... m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources How can I erase the Toshiba OEM partitions & format drive for Win 7 install Forum How to format/wipe the hard drive to re-install Windows 7 as 32bit Forum How to format/wipe the hard drive to re-install Windows 7 as 32bit Forum Clean install on my RevoDrive... any special wipe/format tools? Forum Solvedwindows xp Sp3 after format and complete useful software installation c drive not showing hiding option in left side Forum SolvedWindows XP Startup Problem (Need to format without XP CD and Install a Linux) Forum wipe drive and install xp Forum How do i wipe out windows xp so i can install windows 7 Forum erase and install Windows XP Forum I format my C drive and on installation of Win XP it is displaying error message Forum want to wipe drive of everything and install XP Forum XP Installation cannot format the Partition Forum how do i format my laptops hard drive so i can do fresh install ov windows xp. Forum Windows XP Installation Hangs at 'Formatting Drive' Forum XP Installation cannot format the Partition Forum I have windows xp installed on local disk c and win7 on local disc d i want to format the partition containing windows xp Forum can i format my xp and install win 7 Forum I need to install windows Xp professional over windows 7 because my epson lg format printer does not work with windows 7 as t Forum Looking to Install XP on my Second HDD and Format My First. Forum How to format c drive windows starter 7 and install windows xp professional Forum More resources Read discussions in other Windows XP categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security Video !