How do I format a partition for NTFS?

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Beffan

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I need a refresher here, I'm trying to partition my hardrive into three drives so I can multiboot between other operating systems. I want to have FAT32 w/ WinME as my primary and NTFS on the two other partitions, one for WinXP and another for Win Advanced Server (trial)

But I forget how to Format my drive for NTFS....help plz :)
 
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Hi Matt:

In order to have a successful dual boot
with ME and 2000 Advanced Server, the
2000 needs to be put on a FAT32 partition.
And ALSO, you need to have a NTFS partition
to put some files in 2000 ON. Namely the
pagefile.sys and certain system files.

If your hardrive is big enough I would
suggest at least 4 partitions. Once the
2000 Server is installed you can partition
the LAST drive into a partition with NTFS.
(using disk management)

Be aware that some drivers may need to be
upgraded for 2000. Like yer modem fer
instance.

I'm uncertain about XP - if it needs to
be on FAT32 for multi-booting. I have
a question up about that. We'll both
check there for the answer. I also
recommend that you back up your C:
before doing anything.

Have Fun,
 
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