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help deleting an xp partition

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    Partition 1: Vista Ultimate 64, Partition 2: XP sp2
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    help deleting an xp partition

    Greetings,

    Yesterday I opened something I shouldn't have, and hosed my XP partition. My computer's disk management information can be found below. I'm seeking to reinstall XP on the corrupted partition / delete the XP partition, repartition the drive again, and then reinstall XP. Could someone take a minute and outline the steps (and p'raps web resources so that I can use this as a learning experience) and programs which I'll need in order to achieve this? While I understand this process in theory, I'm here because the XP partition is the primary, and I'm quite afraid of doing irreperable damage in my bumblings...

    Disk 0
    D: <-- XP sp 2, comprimised
    Healthy (System, Active, Primary Partition)
    C: <-- Vista64, uncomprimised
    Healthy (boot, Page File, Crash Dump, Log

    Disk 1
    E:
    Healthy (Primary Partition)

    I appreciate your time and responses. If I've posted in the wrong place, please put me in the right thread. Thanks.

    Scott.

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    Re: help deleting an xp partition

    Hi Scott, and welcome to the Vista forums

    The easiest way I can suggest is have a look at the tutorial here ...

    How to dual-boot Vista with XP (with XP installed first) - step-by-step guide with screenshots

    it should explain what you need to do but any further questions post back

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    Re: help deleting an xp partition

    well, I think that's jumping the gun here... and that's awesome for the 2nd half of my issue (reinstalling xp correctly)...

    but my comprimised partition is the primary & system ... how do I make it so my non-comprimised partition has these attributes?

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    Re: help deleting an xp partition

    Hi Scott,

    are you able to boot into Vista?

    If you are then the boot files are on the vista partition, ( this is normal as the default is to place the boot files on the start-up of the newest OS ), and it should be no problem to proceed with the re-install of XP as described in the step by step.

    If not and you have the original Vista disk, use this to perform a start-up repair on the Vista install. when you have this completed, and vista is booting correctly you can can re-install XP.

    Some more reading for you I'm afraid ...

    Startup Repair - Vista Forums

    If you do not have the original Vista disk to do the repair have a look at the options here ...

    Create a Recovery Disc - Vista Forums

    Hope this helps

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    Re: help deleting an xp partition

    yup. Let me read through and work it out... hopefully I'll have great news in an hour or two...

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