Win XP Home Edition: my hard drive is partitioned (C:\ for operating stuff; D:\ for files).
Apparently something has gone amiss with the WinXP; attempting to use the Repair function from the CD always comes to a dead-end when it asks for the administrator password; I am the sole user of the PC and have set up the account reflecting that I am the administrator – but the Repair function will not accept my password.
Attempting to reload Win XP on the C:\ partition comes up with a disk error message – typically useless, since it gives no clue whatever how/what/where to find a solution to that message.
When going through the reload Win XP route, it asks if I want to delete/erase that partition. To me that means there would be no remaining C:\ partition available when I attempted to load Win XP again but that my D:\ partition would remain intact. [True / false?]
Q: Is there a way to DELETE THE CONTENTS of the C:\ partition without removing the partition; meaning, I would then have a clean partition into which to load Win XP.