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NTFS Partition To Fat32 Partition


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I have a 30gb laptop hard drive that had WinXPHome installed, partitioned at about 60%-40% in the NTFS format.

Insert Win98 Boot Disk, go to fdisk and no matter what I do I can't get the extended drive to go away. C: Primary drive. No problems. Fdisk calls the extra space EXTDOS with no logical drive assigned. Try to assign one? Nope. Try to delete it? Nope.

My ultimate goal is 8gb C, 22gb D and both FAT32,

Can anyone refresh this old DOS hackers memory how to dump NTFS partitions from a floppy? I'm clearly missing a simple solution.
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You can use PartitionMagic 8.0 to do the converting. But as far as I know, if you are using anything else you will have to delete both the exteded and primary partitions before you could format in another filesystem. Let me look in to it, also have you tired using the Windows XP bootdisk(not the CD but the bootdisk creater from the Microsoft website). Hope that this helps.
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Thanks, Hooper. Problem has been solved.

I've found an old DOS based command script called debug.exe that wipes out the MBR and allows fdisk to see a totally blank drive. Salvation. :tazz:
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