XP Pro Clean Slate on Dell Dimension

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July 23, 2010 at 09:59:47
Specs: Windows Vista
Hi... I am new here and had a quick question because I am doing a clean slate on one of our office systems. I put in the original software disk from dell and booted the machine off the disk there was a small partition of 39k which I deleted. Then there was a partition of 3.9g which I figured was for windows so I selected it to install XP in. So it proceeded to wipe out that partition. My goal in doing this is to start fresh as if it was new from the box, but there was a 75g partition left that I am wondering how wipe out that one. Or did I go about it all wrong and need to start over.

Thanks for your help in advance!!

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July 23, 2010 at 10:18:31
Here is an update... I went into the disk manegmant and noticed the 75 GB partition remained untouched and has a full windows folder on it, so I think was worng and will have to unpartition both drives and reinstall windows on the larger partition. Please give me a yeah or neigh, so I can move forward.


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July 23, 2010 at 10:45:01
why didn't you just access the hidden partition and load up that way?

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July 23, 2010 at 10:54:37
didnt know it was there... I tried going throu system restore but there was no reference to full restore, I had the restore disk and all driver disks so I went that route. I just deleted that partition and am currently formatting the main partition and reinstalling windows in the main.

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