Windows 2000 Install

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  1. morecomplete

    morecomplete Guest

    I have an older PC and I went to do a fresh install of Windows 2000 Pro on it but it will not let me delete the C partition. I can delete and recreate the D but not the C.
    Anyone seen this? How can I get around this problem?
     
  2. choler

    choler New Member

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    did u start the "fresh-install" process from windows or during the boot-up of the machine ??
     
  3. 5Gen_Prelude

    5Gen_Prelude There might not be an "I" in the word "Team", but

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    Make it easy on yourself and get yourself a Win 98 Emergency disc, put fdisk and format on it. Boot to the floppy, fdisk the drive with a primary partition the same size as your system drive (at least 5 gigs), reboot it, format c:, now go ahead and install 2000.
     
  4. DatacomGuy

    DatacomGuy is moving to Canada

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    Or you can just do a fresh install off the CD...

    If you attempt to do a fresh install from an existing copy of windows or from DOS, it will not allow you to remove the partition because it is temporarily using it for temp setup files.
     
  5. knightm3

    knightm3 Guest

    Boot from the 2k cd, run setup, and delete your C: partition.
     
  6. Diablow

    Diablow Guest

    :werd:
     
  7. DatacomGuy

    DatacomGuy is moving to Canada

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    Exactly what I said. :werd:
     
  8. morecomplete

    morecomplete Guest

    Can't boot from the CD becuase this machine is OLD and doesn't have the option in the BIOS.

    So I'll try booting from the floopies I have
     
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    get a util that will "write zeros" to the hard drive
    this will completly wipe out the drive and put it back into a condition that is different from deleting the partition
    it will be as it is when you buy the drive
     
  10. 5Gen_Prelude

    5Gen_Prelude There might not be an "I" in the word "Team", but

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    Which is beneficial because? I mean you don't have to write zeros to a disk to make it blank, the data on the disc is useless without a table to tell you where everything is. If you are paranoid about what's on the drive, sure go right ahead because you can rebuild the data without the table if you try hard enough. But using that program to install an OS is pointless.
     
  11. morecomplete

    morecomplete Guest

    this was the case, and if I could have installed from the Cd that would have been great but it wouldn't boot

    the 4 windows install CDs saved the day

    Thanks!
     

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