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Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by gorper99, Sep 19, 2003.

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  1. gorper99

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    This has been asked before I am sure.What is the correct way to fdisk and format?Some sites say to create 1 or 2 partitions.Gateway web site says to write 0000&xxxxx to hard drive and create 1 partition?
     
  2. raybro

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    Here's a link to a comprehensive article on fdisk:

    http://fdisk.radified.com/

    To format the partition, boot with a win98 boot floppy enable CD-ROM support and at the A: prompt type in format c: /s, then hit enter.

    You can create a Windows boot floppy by going to Control Panel|Add/Remove Programs|Startup Disk tab, insert a formatted floppy into the A: drive and click "Create Disk". Or you can download a file to your desktop from www.bootdisk.com and create a boot floppy from that file.

    Creating multiple partitions is only necessary if you plan to do something like separate your OS from programs and/or files. Or perhaps your HDD is really large (>32Gb) and windows may not recognize it. The average user creates only one primary partition.

    EDIT.. Here's another link you may find helpful:

    http://www.techhowto.com/How_to/os/part.php
     
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