cannot run fdisk

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wout

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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
 
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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
 
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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
 
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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.
 

wout

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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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