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Usually the Win9x will be the C: drive, which also contains the files needed for booting. So, you cannot simply reformat this partition to remove Win9x. Instead, the following procedure should work:

1. Delete the C:\Windows and C:\Program Files folders, along with any other folders on the C: drive that you do not need anymore.
2. Convert the C: drive to NTFS if desired, using the convert program.
3. Edit C:\boot.ini to remove the Win9X reference.

Some reports also say you can format the C: drive and boot from the Win XP CD, which will allow you to repair the boot files.

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last modified: 2002-03-05 14:20:33