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 James T Kirk USS Enterprise August 10, 2012 8:26:19 AM Best answer selected by James T Kirk USS Enterprise. 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...... Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumXP installation /multiboot problem Forumerase and install Windows XP ForumWindows 98 Start Menu appears - Trying to wipe HD with Secure Erase ForumHow do you completely wipe a HD Forumwant to wipe drive of everything and install XP ForumWipe or format ? ForumWin 7 installation won't let me format new hard drive ForumTried to install WinXP again after power went out, but not.. ForumUN-Install / Delete / Erase Windows ? ForumFormatting an SSD? Secure Erase ? Quick Format ? ForumClean install on my RevoDrive... any special wipe/format tools? ForumHow to wipe everything from hard drive except the OS? ForumClean wipe Crucial C300 ForumUnable to detect Hard Drive, sometimes ForumHow to erase hard drive from dell inspirion 1200 ForumTrouble with Windows 7 Installation ForumHELP!!! Please with Windows XP ForumFORMAT CD AS HARD DISK ForumLexmark X125 Installation ForumI\'m not able to format my new 4G scandisk on my Kodak point-&-shoot More resources Read discussions in other Windows XP categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security Video !