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Solved: I need to completely format a drive with multiple partitions

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by AhrenBa, Jul 19, 2006.

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  1. AhrenBa

    AhrenBa Thread Starter

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    Hello,
    I just had linux installed on my previously windows 98 computer just to try linux out. However, now I would like to take off Linux and reinstall windows. I know I need to format the drive.

    I have the Windows cd, and right now I am booting to ms-dos. What do I do to format the entire disk?

    I have tried fdisk.exe, then option 1, option 1, and it only formats the first 180mb partition, not the whole drive.

    What I need to do is format the entire drive and make it one big drive with no partitions.
     
  2. AhrenBa

    AhrenBa Thread Starter

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    Oh, cool, I figured it out!! Random guesses and it worked! :)
     
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