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#1 mortey

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Posted 17 October 2005 - 06:55 PM

I have a computer here that used to ntfs.. or still is.. The drive has been formated and we don't have the original OS. I have acopy of win98SE and want to install it. The problem I have is that win98 doesn't recognize ntfs anf the format on my boot disk is not upported on c:. How can I format this drive back to fat.

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Posted 17 October 2005 - 10:10 PM

The best way I know of is to get an XP disk and begin installation. When it finds the partition on your hard drive, delete it and create a new FAT32 partition, then stop the install. There is a 32 gig limit on FAT32. You can create as many partitions as you need to get them all in FAT32. Here is a link to instructions to do that. Skip the installing part.

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Posted 18 October 2005 - 07:48 AM

You cn download Digital Dolly. It has a full range of disk utilities, including partition managemant. It is similar to Partition Magic but free. It's a great utility at any rate. Good luck.
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Posted 18 October 2005 - 09:12 AM

I love this site!!! When ever I have a problem there are always people willing to help. I'll try the free download when I get home. Thanks

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Posted 19 October 2005 - 07:30 AM

I used the disk utility and it worked! Thanks a lot!!! :thumbsup:

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Posted 19 October 2005 - 11:30 AM

I have a computer here that used to ntfs.. or still is.. The drive has been formated and we don't have the original OS. I have acopy of win98SE and want to install it. The problem I have is that win98 doesn't recognize ntfs anf the format on my boot disk is not upported on c:. How can I format this drive back to fat.

Is this a 98 boot disk Mortey?
If so at the A prompt type Fdisk go past the section saying you have an NTFS file system and delate all non dos partitions.
Create a new one and then format it by typing format C like so;
>A/ Format C:
If you require full instructions or have a querie on any aspect get back to us.

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Posted 19 October 2005 - 02:39 PM

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Posted 20 October 2005 - 12:38 PM

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I love your green eyed cat Acklan, it's quite a babe.
As the wife has 8 cats trust me I know. :flowers:

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Posted 20 October 2005 - 02:16 PM

I have two. The male, Tom stays so close that when I went into the hospital I had to check out early because he would not eat. I was in for 10 days and he quit eating the second day I was gone. Also have a Yorkie BUT THAT IS :thumbsup: . It's nice to meet you thought :flowers:
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