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Solved: Formatting primary partition without extended logical partition

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by gogaurav, Nov 23, 2008.

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  1. gogaurav

    gogaurav Thread Starter

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    hi guys n girls,
    my hard disk arrangement is C(primary partition FAT32)for Windows XP
    D(extended logical FAT32) for non-os data (movies, pictures etc..)
    F(primary NTFS) for Vista..
    I am formatting F: and then C: through XP installation CD
    (and C->NTFS from FAT32)
    is this ok???
    will D: be accessible after installing XP on C???
     
  2. bbearren

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    Are you running XP or Vista or dual booting both?
     
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  4. Lance1

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    Yes you can format F and C partitions and D should stay intact. It would be a problem if you had the D partition formatted in NTFS and kept the primary as FAT32. Because NTFS can see FAT32 but FAT32 can not see NTFS.
     
  5. gogaurav

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    wow! thanks guys! u really helped me!
     
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