When you get to the point, delete the existing NTFS and or other partitions
found. After you delete the partition(s) abort the install, then again
restart the pc booting the CD-Rom or setup disks to avoid unexpected drive
letter assignments with your new install.
To install something else and to wipe the drive some ways include; boot a
win98 startup disk, run fdisk and delete all partition information found (as
long as NTFS is primary). Or boot the Windows 2000 CD or setup disks and
when you get to the point,
delete the existing NTFS and or other partitions found, then abort the
install. Or use a utility named delpart. Once removed you can partition and
format the drive as you wish.
Dave Patrick ....Please no email replies - reply in newsgroup.
Microsoft MVP [Windows NT/2000]
I need help on the way to format the hard drive (100 gig
western digital) using windows 2000 professional. There
is not a way to shut down and start back up in the C
prompt mode. Can you help, please. Thanks.