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Deleting my C drive

My computer is in fact a dv9665eo, couldnt find it among valid products :)

Hey ekse

So have both vista and xp installed, vista on my C drive and xp on my D drive. I have decided that im now ready to uninstall vista and wondered if it would be safe to just plain format my C drive, and if it is, how would you suggest i do it ?

Should i remove vista from my bootloader before formatting the C drive?

Thank you

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  • Johny16 Sep 13, 2008

    Thank you



    Judging by what you say this is really complex, and its not something i want to do, basicly i was just into "sacrificing" my vista drive to have a easy cleanup, but ill just do it manually, thank you ^^

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Hey,

Unfortunately, windows stores the start up files in the first drive, thats most likely c.. What you can do is. You can delete the windows vista folder from c drive. And then you need to edit the boot ini file so it automatically starts up xp.

Basicly in xp, delete everything related to vista, the windows folder and applications on vista. be carefull not to delete anything important. Ones you have cleaned the c drive of vista, by hand, you can erase the vista startup entry by

press start -> run -> type in msconfig
Deleting my C drive - f03d684.jpg
as you can see I also have a few windowses installed, haven't bothered to clean up due to 1 000 GB drive :-P Anyways just click check boot paths, it should find that the vista is now invalid since you deleted the folder, now it wont bother you at the start up.

Sorry but right now I don't have a good method of moving the bootup files from C to D and then erasing the C drive.. without reinstalling xp on the c drive. Its pretty complex.

let me know if any problems come up.

Posted on Sep 12, 2008

  • Ekse Sep 12, 2008

    basicly if you format C, most likely you can't start up after that, and I haven't bothered to figure out how to rebuild the bootloader.

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