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I Can't install my os xp in my pc.i think i have a virus in it..but i can install it in d drive.. i have tried to format it using my cd formatting options..no way..plz give me how to clean my hard drive in any way...

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  • Abishek Feb 09, 2009

    Hey i Can't install it in c drive...

  • Abishek Feb 09, 2009

    No i hav 80gb hard drive..First one is 40 and the other too same...so i need to have a clean format of my 40 gb C drive..Say me how can i clean it completely....

  • Abishek Feb 12, 2009

    Well it shows tat "Windows cannot complete the format"
    Moreover it is saying that it uses 65mb...
    and i changed the folder options to show hidden files and folders...and 2 files came,one is "Recycler" & another is"system volume information"....


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Its not a virus as when you format your hard drive it would wipe it out ... how many hard drive do you have ? if you have 2 install a new instalation to the good hard drive and you should get to the part of xp that says do you want to format the partition on this hard drive by pressing ( f ) do this and when your pc has finished re-installing you can click on my computer in your start menu then right click on the bad hard drive and run a full format from there ...

hope this helps ... jedi-inc ....

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  • jedi inc
    jedi inc Feb 09, 2009

    so you only have one hard drive then ?



    looks like a new hard drive for you then as the plates have crashed ...

  • jedi inc
    jedi inc Feb 09, 2009

    install xp on your d drive ...so your pc will work ...

    go to ...my computer ...where you can see your hard drives and cd/dvd drives ..

    right click on c drive and then left click on format

    then click start ...

    wait for format to finish ..

    you should now have nothing in c drive ...a blank drive ...

    you may have some old files left in there but they will only be old

    operating xp files ...

    thats all i know ..hope i have helped you ...

    jedi-inc...

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