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Partitioning My harddrive

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by Breezu, Jan 23, 2002.

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  1. Breezu

    Breezu Thread Starter

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    Hello:

    I just took my first stab at partitioning.
    I tried to set a 2gig partion so i could install another OS,
    anyways..I used FDISK to delete the old partition.
    and create a new one...Now when it tries to run scan disc
    I get an error message saying that my Harddrive may be misconfigured..I apparently made an error when trying to create the partition.
    does anyone know where there is a Step-By-Step walk-thru
    on partitioning using FDISK.
    I think I messed up when i entered the Partition size

    TIA
    Breezu:confused:
     
  2. zaddeo

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  3. deanas

    deanas

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    Hi Breezu:
    As Zaddeo's link shows you need to reboot the
    computer and format. Use your startup floppy
    and when you have the a prompt type:
    format c: /s
    and press enter. Then you need to reinstall your
    flavor of windows. If your new partition isn't
    windows, do not format it. You'll still see it once
    you have windows running again, but you won't
    be able to use it. Use the fdisk of the operating
    system that you are going to install on the second
    partition.
     
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