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HDD formatting

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by DragonMatt, Mar 11, 2004.

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  1. DragonMatt

    DragonMatt Thread Starter

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    Hey guys and gals,

    this is a really stupid question, but it's been awhile since I've had to format a hard drive. I have a new one, a 120GB western digital. Can I format it into more than 2 partitions? If so, would I just boot to dos and use fdisk to do the partitioning? (this is a new system, no OS yet)....like I said, simple question, but it's been awhile, any answers would be great.

    Thanks!:)
     
  2. rmay635703

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    Yes.

    You could always use the disk that comes with the drive to, does the same thing.

    Cheers
     
  3. JSanguancheu

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    If you got the retail version of the HD and it came with a CD then go into your BIOS, set it to boot from CD and put the CD in.

    If you have just the HD, then use a startup disk with FDisk and Format on it.
    Use FDisk to set up the partitions, reboot, Format partitions.
     
  4. DragonMatt

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    thanks guys, I'd forgotten all about the utilities that came on the CD with the hard drive. Cool, now I have multiple options, thanks!
     
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