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XP problem
qajfat Mar-20-02 04:00 PM
A friend of mine installed WindowsXP, but keeps getting random reboots, and wants to get rid of it and go back to Win98. Only, he installed XP on an NTFS partition and cannot reformat unless he fdisks. My question is: If he does fdisk and removes the NTFS c: partition is there a risk that the other partitions will be effected - lost data etc?
Thanks for your help as usual, Larry.
Lawrence

2. RE: XP problem
lbyard Mar-20-02 04:43 PM
In response to message 0
>If he does fdisk and removes the NTFS c: partition is there a risk that the other partitions will be effected - lost data etc?

You betcha there is. It is very susceptible to human error. Be extremely careful and be sure you know which partition is which. Murphy likes this one more than just about anything else he can make go wrong. There is absolutely no substitute for a good backup before doing something like this. If your friend doesn’t read and follow http://duxcw.com/digest/guides/hd/rules.htm tell him or her not to come crying to me. It can be done and I have done it many times. I have also been bitten more than once for doing it.

I'll add that I would not go back to 98. XP is superior. I am in the market for a cheap (real), unactivated, legal copy of XP. Larry



3. RE: XP problem
qajfat Mar-21-02 01:57 PM
In response to message 2
Thanks Larry for your prompt reply. I will have to emphasise that he backs up all partitions of his HDD. His legal copy of XP has been activated once, but I'll see if he'd like to sell.

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