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    Default can't get rid of windows xp

    my pc is designed to run win 98 se and I foolishly loaded win xp on to it and now I want to get rid of xp but can't. It does not appear in add and remove programs, is there another way to delete it and restore 98 also in bios mode win xp will only run if i select debugging mode,if i choose another choice eg. safe mode it won't load up xp and just restarts the comp.....or should I format my c drive and if so how?My pc is a old hp vectra p3 550 ...If any one can help I would be very grateful regards ...gaz

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    Default Re: can't get rid of windows xp

    To my knowledge, WinXP can not be restored from. You will need to simply reformat the hard drive and start over, installing Win98 after the format is complete. If you use an old Win98 boot disk and it tells you it can't see the drive, you installed WinXP and converted to NTFS. Win98 can not see this type of file structure so you'll have to use Fdisk to remove the partition, then creat a new one. From there you can format notmally using FAT32. If this ends up being the case and you are not familiar with using Fdisk, get a friend to help who is comfortable with this utility.
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    Default Re: can't get rid of windows xp

    Quote Originally Posted by airraid
    my pc is designed to run win 98 se
    That is nonsense, where did you get that idea? Xp can run just fine with a pIII 550 as long as you have enough ram and hd space. You need at least a 10gb hd
    to get any practical use out of it. For ram you will need at least 256mb(not sharing with video) but would see a huge performance increase with 512mb.
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