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I'm sorry but I have to ask more specifics. What are the steps I follow to get to fdisk??
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I'm sorry but I have to ask more specifics. What are the steps I follow to get to fdisk??

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Sorry, I thought you had already used it. In windows just go Start>Run, type in fdisk, hit OK, in dos type in fdisk and hit enter. The same way with format.
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bamakodaker...

That electrical storm is getting closer...if I should suddenly vanish, I'm not deserting you...just protecting my equipment. I'll stay on as long as I can and shut down only till the storm blows over.....just so you know....

fdisk is real easy to use so don't let the dos stuff intimidate you. If you are unsure of a step, do nothing and ask any questions you may have...that's what we're here for.

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This Compaq software is a little different from other operating systems. Saying - this version of Windows includes improved support for large disks, resuliting in more efficient use of disk space on large drives, allowing disks over 2GB to be formatteed as a single drive. IMPORTANT - if you enable large disk support and create any new drives on this disk, you will not be able to access the new drive(s) using other operating systems, including some versions of WIN95 and NT, as well as earlier version of WIN and MS-DOS. In addition, disk utilities that were not designed explicitly for the FAT32 file system will not be able to work with this disk. If you need to access this disk with other operation systems or older disk utiilities, do not enable large drive support. Enable? y/n

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Yes

Are you doing a full format??? We can just remove, reinstall, and format the bad partitions......

Edited by wannabe1, 04 September 2005 - 08:49 PM.

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At FDISK options -
1 - create DOS partition or Logical DOS Drive
2 - Set active partition
3 - Delete partition or logical DOS Drive
4 - Display partition information
Enter choice
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3

We'll want to delete all but the primary dos drive.

Edited by wannabe1, 04 September 2005 - 08:54 PM.

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My apologies for not saying the Current fixed disk drive is 1. Still chose 3 in this window?
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Choose 4 and tell me what it gives for partitions.
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Current fixed disk drive 1
Partition C
1 Status A Type PRI DOS Mbytes 29081 System FAT32 Usage 59%
2 Staus Type EXT DOS Mbytes 19854 System Usage 41%

Total disk space is 48935 Mbytes
The Extended DOS Partition contains Logical DOS Drives.
Do you want to disply the logical drive information Y/N
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Yes to logical drive info
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Display Logical DOS Drive Info

Drive D Volume Label DSK1_VOL2 Mbytes 29081 System FAT32 Usage 34%

Total Extended DOS Partition size is 19854 Mbytes

Continue?
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Continue...Delete (2) the Extended Dos partition.
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I ESCaped but your next suggestion was not one of my options. See response 36.
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You'll want to choose 3 - Delete partition or logical DOS Drive

Then delete the EXT DOS partition.
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