Help windows xp

I’m trying to re install windows and i want to delete my drive completely but it won’t let me. An error message comes up and says it has setup files for reinstallation. Any suggestions?

Do you have access to a boot floppy (or a machine on which you can make a boot floppy)?

If so, boot off a floppy disk and run fdisk. Delete the partition, then recreate it. That should fairly effectively remove everything from your partition.

I believe there’s a way to do this during XP installation, too, when it asks which partition you want to install to, but it sounds like your XP install is bypassing that entirely!

Incidentally, you can get a boot disk image from


i got it thanks

Windows XP is beyond help :)