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    Reformat NTFS drive (XP Pro SP-1)

    I have successfully installed XP Pro, but I was trying to get a clean install and failed at that, which leaves me with little free space. The drive has been converted to NTFS. Can I run Format on that to try again?

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    Re: Reformat NTFS drive (XP Pro SP-1)

    When you are doing a clean install XPP it should let you pick which partition to install it on and let you format that partition in either FAT32 or NTFS as one of the very first option.

    If you just want to format a second HD or partition in NTFS, then open up Windows Explorer, right click on the drive, select Format.... and under File System change that to NTFS.
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    Re: Reformat NTFS drive (XP Pro SP-1)

    <hr>Can I run Format on that to try again?<hr>
    Yes. If you're booting with the CD-ROM just follow the prompts, you can delete the existing partition or simply re-format it. Just make sure you tell setup to ignore the existing partition. As an FYI make sure you have at least a 1.5GB partition to install XP onto.
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