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Post by MrPewp on Wed May 19, 2010 5:07 am

My Windows XP English Pro just crashed, and so now I'm resorting to using Ubuntu. Dragonmaster_Jay said that its possible to delete and install Windows XP again using a partition manager. Only trouble is, how am I supposed to use one? Can you recommend a good one for me? And also give me a step by step guide?


Thanks a million! The Error code is:

STOP: 0X00000007B (0XF78D2524, 0XC0000034, 0X00000000, 0X00000000)

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Re: Partition manager?

Post by Gabethebabe on Wed May 19, 2010 6:23 am

Check this out.

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Post by MrPewp on Thu May 20, 2010 6:52 am

Alright! Thanks alot for the help! Also, can you give me tips on how to delete Windows and download it again?

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Re: Partition manager?

Post by Gabethebabe on Thu May 20, 2010 7:20 am

Download windows is AFAIK only possible with torrents. But in that case you might receive activated/cracked versions, which is not what you want if you have a genuine license.

So try and find an install CD/DVD

To delete Windows you can simply delete the windows partition and recreate it. Make sure all valuable files on this partition have been backed up previously.

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Post by mendmycomputer on Fri May 21, 2010 2:56 pm

Its best to download partition software (partition magic - symantec) and create a bootable CD... When you boot from disk you can then select which HDD you want to partition and because the drive is not in use the partition should be successfull.

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Post by theamp on Fri May 21, 2010 10:30 pm

My favorite partition manager is GParted Live CD : http://gparted.sourceforge.net/livecd.php . It's completely free and very simple to use.

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Post by MrPewp on Sat May 22, 2010 8:22 am

Ummm... I have the cd, but as soon as I get to the setup screen, I get the Blue Screen of Death. How do I know which files to back up, (as in which ones are associated with Windows) and how do I delete and recreate it?

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Post by MrPewp on Thu May 27, 2010 4:53 am

Bump

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Post by MrPewp on Mon May 31, 2010 11:34 pm

bump

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Post by MrPewp on Thu Jun 03, 2010 6:16 am

Bumperdibumperdibump.

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Post by MrPewp on Mon Jul 12, 2010 9:03 pm

Super mega ultra bump of righteousness.

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