Uninstalling.. Yep, yet another one

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Installation' started by JBloom, Jun 15, 2006.

  1. JBloom

    JBloom Guest

    My hard drive partition setup was C: for program files and D: for user
    account data.
    I created a new partition, V: for Vista.

    I installed Vista onto V:. I want to uninstall Vista and completely delete
    that partition. I have a couple issues. Can I just delete that partition, and
    voila - Vista uninstalled? I was just worried since on Boot-up, I'm presented
    with a menu to load up Windows (Vista) or 'Earlier version of Windows' (XP),
    would this menu be gone?

    Due to these seperate menus, and the fact that I don't have a Windows CD due
    to the fact that with my PackardBell it came pre-installed, with a crappy
    dialog for system restore. Yet, there's no buttons to do it as demonstrated
    in the manual.

    I would really appreciate it if someone could advise me how I can reformat,
    or restore my computer/Windows as to 'brand new'.

    To add to that, I can't system restore, because;
    Using 'Recovery Program' from Windows Vista boot-up menu, it's just some DOS
    interface with C:\WINDOWS blinking at me like I'm supposed to do something
    special round about there.
    Using 'Recovery Program' from Windows XP simply doesn't do anything, I have
    to switch the system off.
    Using 'System Restore' from within XP gives me a program error!, You know,
    one of those 'program had to close' ones. And so I'm in desperate need of a
    way to System Restore (I've already backed up files I want to keep) as if my
    entire system was a brand new windows xp installation.

    -- Sorry for the horribly formatted message and the varied information. I
    really appreciate help on this.

    JBloom, Jun 15, 2006
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    Klondike_bar Guest

    Linux "liveCD" solves all partition woes. just run as you boot the computer
    Klondike_bar, Jun 15, 2006
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  3. JBloom

    JBloom Guest

    Erm, I have PartitionMagic, so I'm not asking for a partition device of some
    sort. I just need some answers to my questions as stated in the first post.
    JBloom, Jun 15, 2006
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    droid Guest

    try running diskmgmt.msc. If on vista partition V: it says (Boot) then yeah
    then bad things happen if you delete it

    on the Vista DVD or dvd image you will find "boot" folder with bootsect.exe:

    if the (boot) is on C: then After booting into XP run
    bootsect /nt52 SYS /force
    then delete vista partition.
    droid, Jun 16, 2006
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