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FPCH New Member
Oct 25, 2007

I have a problem that I haven't a clue how to solve, I will start from the begining..

I was given a desk top, has 128 ram AMD processor and it came with ME the person that gave iot to me installed XP and the pc was running so slow it took 15 minutes to get to the windows desk top (maybe because it had 2 OS installed).

Very stupidly I booted from the windows disc and deleted the partion, tried to format the partikon but after 1.5 hours and only on 3% it said can not format, windoes will not install and I have no ASR disc.

Not bothered about stuff that was on there just want to start from scratch with XP, I think I may have deleted more then I should have, can anyone help?


FPCH Member
Jan 21, 2006
Telford, UK
Run the Windows XP setup as before. While in the text-mode portion of setup, you will be prompted for partition information. Delete all of the partitions. You should then have a list with no partitions in it. Press the Enter key and select NTFS Quick Format. If that's not available, select the FAT32 Quick Format.