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Formatting A Raw Partition In Win Xp


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#1 gonsalves

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Posted 17 February 2007 - 01:01 PM

I have a machine which used to have a Xandros and Win XP pro sp2. After I experimented with a lot of donts and a few 'do's my Xandros Os got really fouled up and I had to uninstall it. I have been working like this for some time leaving the Xandros partition as raw and locking of 30 GB of my 80 Gb Samsung HDD. I would like to format that partition now since my work load has increased. My doubt is 1) Will this affect the performance of other partitions? 2) Which prog or utility should I use to do this formatting since I am not able to do it from disk management. 3) Will this change the drive letters of other partitions thereby changing the paths of the existing directories?
Any help would be highly appreciated.
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Posted 18 February 2007 - 04:11 PM

1) No, this should not affect the performance of the other partitions
2) I'm not familiar with any Samsung free tools for this - so I'll let others recommend their favorite tools
3) Yes, this can change the drive letters - but you should be able to re-letter them in Disk Management without much difficulty.
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