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How Do I reformat my HD & make new patricions..


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fabias

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Hello Guyz
Can ANy one help me step-by-step to Making & formating The Whole Hard Disk Using Fdisk..And ReCreate All The Partications on Disks..My HD Is MEss Up So I Want to Clean The Whole HD And Then want To Make New Partitions And Clean Windows Xp install...Pl If Theres any screenshot tutorial then also do tell me..
Ok Byeee
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Chadduss

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This should be what you're looking for. You don't even need to run fdisk!
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fabias

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well i see the site but i think its for re-installing xp not to reformat the whole hard disk using fdisk...coz i also wanna learn how to do fdisk and make partitions...:tazz:
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A few more links to check out:
http://support.micro...om/?kbid=313348
http://support.micro....com/kb/255867/
http://support.micro....com/kb/309000/
http://www.theelderg...hard_drives.htm
http://www.michaelst...m/xpfaq.html#02 Look at #2
http://www.microsoft..._partition.mspx


I hope that is what you were looking for. :tazz:
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fabias

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Thx BKO
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BKO

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I am glad it helped. :tazz:
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Howdy fabias:

WinXP does NOT use fdisk to repartition and format a hdd.. In fact, fdisk can't even see/resd and XP partition if it is formatted NTFS !!!

Chadduss"s instructions are what you need for XP !!

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are you using a dell branded computer.. if its DELL .. i Belived that there's a DELL resource CD that you can use in order to create a partition in your HDD... if its not dell and non-branded you can use... "Partition Magic CD" .. just Boot on this cd and it will automatically run.. it will ask you the size of each drivd you want in your HDD.

coz in Winxp.. partition can be possible only coz it's NTFS... and auto partition for other removable drive/s.
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fabias

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Well My Hdd Is On Fat32 system...and no dell branded pc....guyz...
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fdisk can see ntfs filesystems in winxp well the winxp version can
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Murray S.

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fdisk can see ntfs filesystems in winxp well the winxp version can

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Where did you find "fdisk" for XP?? Far as I know there is no such beast as "fdisk" is a DOS command and XP doesn't use DOS nor does DOS recognize an NTFS partition!! :tazz:

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Ditto Murray :tazz:
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i dont remember exactly cos i m using windows 2000
and it dosent work for it
but try steps
1 run "fdisk" command
2 select Delete from 4 options like "Cretate ,Delete, set active partition etc"
3 select Drive then delete it
4 restart
5 once ageing "fdisk"
6 create partition
7 set size for partition
8 create partition
9 restart
10 format that partition
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