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Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by davisshaver, Feb 5, 2003.

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  1. davisshaver

    davisshaver Thread Starter

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    How do I partition my new Dell Windows XP system? Can I do it with the Reinstallation CD?
     
  2. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    Unless you use something like Partition Magic, you'll be reinstalling everything from scratch.
     
  3. davisshaver

    davisshaver Thread Starter

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    There is the Recovery console on the reinstallation cd, couldnt i just go through the recovery console and use disk part?-
     
  4. BTS '76

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    That will still wipe out all your files
     
  5. crjdriver

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    WinXP [and win2k] disk management can create partitions in unallocated space only. So if you do not want to use a third party partitioning tool you will need to start from scratch and reinstall os and apps.
     
  6. Jtoast

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    2 main choices are

    1) fdisk (destroys all your data)
    2) Partition magic (doesnt destroy data)
     
  7. BTS '76

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    XP dosen't use fdisk jtoast, it uses diskpart. but same results.
     
  8. Jtoast

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    doesnt matter what XP uses if you boot from a floppy with Fdisk on it.
     
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