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cannot run fdisk

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by wout, Sep 12, 2003.

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  1. wout

    wout Thread Starter

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    my computer was very slow i deicided to format my c drive
    i did fdisk maybe becuase of doing several other things at the same moment i missed something . it keep sayuing to me
    error reading fixed drive c:
    next i did format c:\s
    install win98
    now ihave good speed again

    my questio is how can i do fdisk to make sevral partitions i have a 40gb disk now every thing i think is in one partition hope some one can help or keep it like it is
     
  2. raybro

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    Well, if you are going to use fdisk to create more partitions, you should have done so before installing the OS. fdisk cannot resize a partition. It can only delete or create a partition I'm assuming your current active partition is 1 partition the size of the drive.

    I suggest you consider a 3rd party software like Partition Magic or Partition Commander (which I use). Either of these softs will let you resize the active partition and create other partitions as you want without risk to your data or OS. :cool:

    BTW.. here is a link to a graet site with info about planning partitions.

    http://aumha.org/win4/a/parts.htm
     
  3. NeWcS

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    You could try using a partition program to do it with in Windows so you dont have to loose anything.

    Try downloads.com or get partition magic

    Hope this helps
     
  4. Annorax

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    Yes, as stated above, FDISK is an old DOS utitlity that is limited in usage. If you make or edit a partition using FDISK, you will have to erase everything. There are Windows programs that can do this for you, however.
     
  5. wout

    wout Thread Starter

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    thanks a lot guys i still have hope will print out and try when i have suficent time and alone at home without any disturbances
     
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