|Posted on Saturday, June 29, 2002 - 12:46 pm: |
NEED TO CLEAR MY HDD FROM XP IN NTFS FILE SYSTEM, PLUS REMOVE A SMALL PARTITION IN FAT32 SO IT IS ONE WHOLE DRIVE, READY TO INSTALL ME. COULD SOMEONE PLEASE EXPLAIN THE PROCEDURE TO ME CAREFULLY AS I AM A NEWBEE TO PC'S
|Posted on Saturday, June 29, 2002 - 9:16 pm: |
Here you can download the "delpart" utility that will wipe ntfs from your drive after which you use fdisk to create your partitions.
It's listed in the Disk & File Utilities section.
|Posted on Sunday, June 30, 2002 - 3:09 am: |
Thanks VERA for the delpart, do you know the correct way to use this. Do I boot with a normal bootable floppy then after putting delpart on a floppy insert this then away I go or is it more difficult than that ???
|Posted on Sunday, June 30, 2002 - 9:05 am: |
Delpart is easy to use. just copy it to your startup disk and boot up. At the a: prompt type delpart and you'll see the interface come up. You'll get a warning, enter ok, delete all partitions, save and exit. Reboot and use fdisk to create your new partition.
http://fdisk.radified.com/ will walk you through creating your partitions.
If by chance delpart doesn't fit on your startup floppy you can just put it on another floppy. Boot with your boot disk then put the other disk in place and run delpart.
|Posted on Sunday, June 30, 2002 - 9:28 am: |
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