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Ntfs and Fat32 query


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prasharry2k5

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My hard disk is 160 GB sata and so it does not support fat32. It is currently running on ntfs. But now my problem is whenever i fornmat one partition the whole HDD gets formatted. What should i do so that only one of my drives is formatted. Plz help.
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Hey there prasharry2k5.

If you say it is partitioned you could do this:
> "C:\" is your root drive, where the "Windows" folder is. (Unless you changed it)
> "D:\" is your partition which had no system files.
> Open Explorer
> Right Click on "D:\"
> "Format..."

From there it is easy to understand, just selected weather you want the format to be quick and the press "Start"

This will format your partion without desterbing your root drive (C:\)

Cool :whistling:
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warriorscot

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SATA drives do support Fat32 or anyother file system you use.
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Kemasa

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Go to Control Panel -> Administrative Tools -> Computer Management. In there go
to Disk Management.

If you want more than one partition on the disk, then you need to remove the existing partition and create new ones. You can specify the filesystem type too.
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