Is it safe to format the d drive of my sytem?

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    roonie New Member

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    Since i had two os
    windows 7 in c drive
    windows xp in d drive
    Now windows xp had problems so i deleted the whole drive files in it including windows folder but still some files are der as they are unable to delete..Am not able to format the windows xp folder also from windows 7 as it comes as unable to format...
    The contents of xp drive contains the boot.ini and other boot files
    c screenshot..is it safe to format the drive ? and how do i format the drive since it comes as access denied in win 7..
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    I hope someone wud help me out here..
    thanks
     
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    liquidsnake New Member

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    hello
    here is something u can do
    insert the win 7 disk choose new installation n at the time to select partiton just format d: where xp resides n quit
    i have tried this method successfuly in xp,vista n fedora 10
    in case ur system doesnt boot
    pop in ur win 7 disk & there must be repair option as it used to be in xp n vista
    in xp i used the fixmbr n fixboot but in vista it was simply as an option " check for the soln why vista is not booting" u click the option n u are done
    i have not tried it in win 7 but there must be an option similar to repair the boot prob as in vista

    hope that helps n plz let me know the results
     
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    roonie New Member

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    thanks a lot liquidsnake it worked...the same way i did
     
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    liquidsnake New Member

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    great to hear
    m more happy than u:smile::smile:
     
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