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formatting ntfs partition


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bruceb3

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On my old computer with ME on it and FAT 32 file system, I would just use an ME boot floppy to fdisk or format my C: drive and would use Ghost to install a Ghost image from another drive onto C:. Now that I'm using XP and the NTFS file system, how do I format C:?When I tried using my ME boot disk to format C: which was NTFS, everything got all screwed up. I know if I'm doing a fresh XP install to just insert the XP disk and choose to let the XP disk format the C: drive and finish installing XP, but I want to just format C: so that I can just boot from my Ghost cd and restore C: with a Ghost image from another drive. Any help would be appreciated.
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DMGuildmaster

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I used Partion Magic to format one of my drives. But you have to purchase it. I am sure there is a Freeware software that will allow you to format drives in NTFS, I just don't know what they are.
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fernsy

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hey

can anybody help me i am currently on windows 98 but attempting to upgrade to xp only problem is that when its copying the files a few cannot be copied such as msvidctl.dll, tsbvcap.sys tsbyuv.dll and hivecls.inf i am new to this stuff so not sure wot to do if i create a new partition and install xp would this help as it is on fat 32 would formatting to ntfs help

hope someone can help me

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kool808

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fernsy,

please make a new thread by creating a new topic.

Win 98 installs on FAT32 partitions while Win XP on NTFS file formats.

visit http://www.bootdisk.com
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gerryf

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ok, little fuzzy here.

you don;t need to format c: to restore the image an image is a bit by bit reproduction of the drive that was the image--including the file system

You can format with the windows xp cd, and just choose format if you like, though---just stop the process when the format is complete---don't know if there is any value in that.

you can also use any number of third party tools--including those that come with the drive on a cd or floppy to format the drive--or use the ultimate bootdisk, which includes/collects many of these utilities

http://ubcd.sourceforge.net/
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gerryf

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good call kool. did not notice it was a new poster
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