Hmmm.....you can try to use this free app>>> http://********.free.fr/unlocker/
From XP this will allow you to delete the vista files, even if you will need
to select the option,
delete that may prompt you to restart in order to delete.
I have not actually done this thing with vista, but with 2 XP
installations... so if you try it,
your input is valuable so I will know what to advise other people too....
I will give you 1 more option in case the above fails.. it needs some
shuffling things around so it may be more advanced.
Im not sure if you can still boot into Vista,
if you can you can go to control panel, administrative tools> disk
and resize the vista partition to make it smaller, then create a new empty
partition and move your files there. Then after you do the steps I said you
can format the Vista partition (care is needed don't format the wrong drive
with your files!)
If you have a disk utility like acronis, paragon disk manager or partition
magic (only compatible with XP) these may help you manage the drive
"Sunil Sood" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> "kirk jim" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
>> 3) Format the drive 2
> Sorry, I should have included in the original post, that I'm looking for
> an alternative to formatting Drive 2 - as drive 1 doesn't have enough free
> space for the files.. otherwise I would have copied them over..