My C,D drive are not formating

Microsoft i believe / PENTIUM 4
June 23, 2010 at 01:01:32
Specs: Windows XP, Intel P4,1 512 mb
Hi alls, my pc have 2 OS drives, C,D both have win xp sp-2,and he has corrupted both OS drives, and do not Format and install other OS. i have try to all check all F8 functionality,he have not responded he give me error that ur system have detected some viruses.he has NTFS drive so do not run FDISK command from win 98 bootable CD and also he has not extend any other system drives which has extend after i will format that drives it has not done from others what can i do please anyone can help me..

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June 23, 2010 at 03:30:00
If you just want to wipe the drive and start again then use FDISK
to erase the non-FAT (ie NTFS) partitions, re-create as normal
FAT partitions and let Win XP change them to NTFS when you
reinstall Windows.

"I've always been mad, I know I've been mad, like the most of us..."

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June 23, 2010 at 03:48:20
thanks, But i knew this thinks. If i will delete NTFS drive partion and make new partitions then my data will lost,,,and actually not accurate run fdisk functionality that means there is no logical drive and if choose 3 rd option delete partions then he has no any partion to for delete,, there is no way to delete partion and if i created new partion then he has only show 20 GB space because the data was exists in the PC. not make clear partions so if u can give me answer so please,,,

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June 23, 2010 at 06:41:14
It sounds like your system is really messed up. Maybe the best thing to do is to format and re-install.

Before you do that you may be able to copy your personal files using a live version of Linux, that runs totally from a CDR or DVDR. One that I am familiar with is Knoppix.

Once you make the disk you boot to it and it can configure all your hardware, including external drives and network drives. I wouldn't recommend using a network drive but a USB external hard drive would be good.

Before using the copied files you could scan them for viruses, etc.

Google for Knoppix to find a download. Burn it to disk and then boot to that Knoppix disk. Read all the screens so you configure your hardware. Then recover your files.

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June 23, 2010 at 21:25:34
Once you save your files to another drive, you can download the disk utility package from the manufacturer of your hard drive and use that to delete the current partitions and recreate them again new. After that, you can reformat using the same program or using the XP install disk.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.
If all else fails, read instructions.

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June 28, 2010 at 00:03:30
I too agree with fingers

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