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Partitioning Hard Drive

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by gustac, Jan 16, 2003.

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  1. gustac

    gustac Thread Starter

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    Hello,

    I have been requested to reformat a hard drive on a Dell computer that has two logical drives on one physical drive. The master C: is the one I want to format and the D: is OK. Is it possible to format just the C: and keep the D: intact????

    If it isn't possible, what things do I need to be able to partition the drive how I want it???

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. coderanger

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    Try using a better tool than Microsoft's default. My fav is PorwerQuest PartitionMagic. You definetly can do with that.
     
  3. Lurker1

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    Hi gustac

    As long as you don't repartition the hard drive and are not using any disk overlay software you should have no problem just formatting the C logical drive without formatting the D.
    If you are using windows 98 just use a windows boot disk and at the A prompt type FORMAT C: /S
     
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