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How To Format To Fat32?


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#1 madman6510

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Posted 17 May 2007 - 08:31 PM

I just did a complete wipe of my HDD. Now there is no formatting, and I cannot install DOS without having a method to format the drive. Are there any utilities that can allow me to boot and format the drive?

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Posted 18 May 2007 - 12:50 PM

First of all MS-DOS 6.22 and below do not support Fat 32 File system.

Boot up your computer from the Dos installation floppy disk. Press F3 to exit the setup. It should take you to a command prompt. Type fdisk and press enter.

Create a primary DOS partition of any size that you want (nothing over 2Gb is supported.)

Restart the computer and boot up to the DOS setup screen.

It will ask to format the drive after you select where you want it installed.

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