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Anonymous
March 22, 2005 3:58:11 AM

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Hello,

I would like to reinstall my computer's original OS (winME) with the
install discs that came with it. They are bootable CDs, but when I boot
with it (or any other bootable disk), I can't see the C: drive. How can I
work around this to format the drive and reinstall winME?

Thanks,
Andrew

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Anonymous
March 22, 2005 3:58:12 AM

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How to Use the Fdisk Tool and the Format Tool to Partition or
Repartition a Hard Disk
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;25586

1. Delete the existing Windows XP partition.
2. Create a new partition.
3. Format the new partition FAT32.
4. Install your desired Operating System

--
Carey Frisch
Microsoft MVP
Windows XP - Shell/User
Microsoft Newsgroups

Get Windows XP Service Pack 2 with Advanced Security Technologies:
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"Andrew Clark" wrote:

| Hello,
|
| I would like to reinstall my computer's original OS (winME) with the
| install discs that came with it. They are bootable CDs, but when I boot
| with it (or any other bootable disk), I can't see the C: drive. How can I
| work around this to format the drive and reinstall winME?
|
| Thanks,
| Andrew
Anonymous
March 22, 2005 8:05:54 AM

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"Carey Frisch [MVP]" <cnfrisch@nospamgmail.com> wrote in
news:o oStKsnLFHA.1884@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl:

> How to Use the Fdisk Tool and the Format Tool to Partition or
> Repartition a Hard Disk
> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;25586
>
> 1. Delete the existing Windows XP partition.
> 2. Create a new partition.
> 3. Format the new partition FAT32.
> 4. Install your desired Operating System
>

But I run into a problem when I boot up with the CD or a disk and I can't
find the C: drive. Isn't that some sort of XP "protection" against boot
disks?

Andrew
Anonymous
March 22, 2005 8:05:55 AM

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"Andrew Clark" <lark047@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:1111467954.ea116ae884648bcfc6bdcadbc3cf8de5@teranews...
> "Carey Frisch [MVP]" <cnfrisch@nospamgmail.com> wrote in
> news:o oStKsnLFHA.1884@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl:
>
>> How to Use the Fdisk Tool and the Format Tool to Partition or
>> Repartition a Hard Disk
>> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;25586
>>
>> 1. Delete the existing Windows XP partition.
>> 2. Create a new partition.
>> 3. Format the new partition FAT32.
>> 4. Install your desired Operating System
>>
>
> But I run into a problem when I boot up with the CD or a disk and I can't
> find the C: drive. Isn't that some sort of XP "protection" against boot
> disks?
>
> Andrew


Andrew,

If the Drive was formatted as NTFS, you will not be able to access it. You
have to delete the drive partitions. Type fdisk in the prompt. From there
you will be able to delete the partition then re-create a partition. After
this is accomplished, you can now format. Refer to Carey's Post About "How
to Use the Fdisk Tool and the Format Tool to Partition or Repartition a Hard
Disk". This is very self-explanatory. If you cannot do this, find a
qualified person that can.

--
William
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