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How do you reformat windows xp without reboot CD?


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Answered 2007-05-12 13:10:39

you have to boot from something else, whether it be a floopy disk, thumb drive, or setup cd. you can't delete files that you are currently using. if you boot into windows xp you can't delete windows xp.

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