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how do I format windows 2000 server?

rutgermons
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folks what commad must I use to format the windows 2000 server OS from my pc?

I want to upgrade

roger
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Hi rutgermons,

you will need to boot off your windows cd and do it that way - its fairly basic as soon as you boot

Cheers!

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yes but I want to completely format the pc

I did that and all the data remained
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did you choose format or repair   when you choose to install windows it will give you the option to format
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if you have additional partitions then you can format them from computer management after the upgrade

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how,I did something wrong

setup windows 2003 server along with 2000 server,i would like to format everything and have no data and start from scratch

r
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if your installs are on one disk

boot off your cd   select setup windows - it will find a previous install - press esc - delete partitions using the commands shows - create one big partition - install windows on it
That is exactly right. All you need is any Windows 2000, XP or Server 2003 CD.

For example I have a Windows XP Pro disc here. When I boot from it and press enter instead of R for repair, the disc searches for previous installs of Windows. Press Esc to avoid the repair and then delete all the partitions. Once deleted, you can create and format a whole partition.

If this doesn't work then I suspect you have a disc fault or motherboard fault.

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ok,I am trying to delete the partition but it tells me the partition contains temporary setup files that are required to complete the installation and is unable to perform

what must I do now?

is confusing
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you have already gone partially through the install previously then, you will need to let windows restart and go through its config wizard and then start again :)

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If deleting the patitions is still not possible then try downloading a boot disc (back to the days of floppies). You can find a Windows 98SE one on www.bootdisk.com. Download it and create a floppy disc, then use FDISK to remove the partitions create a single big one. Now just use format C: to format the disc.
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glad it helped my friend   im off to bed but give me a hoi in the morning if you get stuck :)
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