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reformat hard disc with ntfs file allocation

Brickinit
Grafter
Posts: 450
Registered: 06-08-2007

reformat hard disc with ntfs file allocation


can anyone enlighten me on how to reformat a 20 gig.hard disk with a single partition. someone has attempted to install win xp on it but it locked out i have tried to format it using a win me start-up disc. it sees the drive but when you go to reformat c: it comes up with an error. any help would be appriciated
malc :confused:

ps. i don't have access to an xp start-up disc or cd-rom
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RE: reformat hard disc with ntfs file allocation

if you have a windows 2000 disk you might be able to use that as it also deals with nsfs

good luck


> can anyone enlighten me on how to reformat a 20 gig.hard disk with a single partition. someone has attempted to install win xp on it but it locked out i have tried to format it using a win me start-up disc. it sees the drive but when you go to reformat c: it comes up with an error. any help would be appriciated
> malc :confused:
>
> ps. i don't have access to an xp start-up disc or cd-rom

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RE: reformat hard disc with ntfs file allocation

Use fdisk and select delete no dos partion(depending on the fdisk) delete all partion then create a new partion it sets a single partion by default, reboot and format.


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> can anyone enlighten me on how to reformat a 20 gig.hard disk with a single partition. someone has attempted to install win xp on it but it locked out i have tried to format it using a win me start-up disc. it sees the drive but when you go to reformat c: it comes up with an error. any help would be appriciated
> malc :confused:
>
> ps. i don't have access to an xp start-up disc or cd-rom

Brickinit
Grafter
Posts: 450
Registered: 06-08-2007

RE: reformat hard disc with ntfs file allocation

> Use fdisk and select delete no dos partion(depending on the fdisk) delete all partion then create a new partion it sets a single partion by default, reboot and format.
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cheers Jan
spot on if i do enough of these i will remember these tips, but in the meantime i shall have to keep asking.what would we do without forums?
thanks again

malc