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format hardrive using win 2000

By gknicks71 ·
I would like to format my hardrive,I use Win 2000.It is not the same as Win 95/98, it does not reconize fdisk.What can I do?

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by dft3 In reply to format hardrive using win ...

You must be using a boot disk with an incompatible command.com. Make a boot disk using the actual machine that you want to format and it will contain the necessary version of fdisk in order for you to do this.

Good Luck!

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Hi!

Of course you can partition and format disks in w2k, but forget about fdisk.

If you're running w2k don't even consider using fdisk from a win98 boot disk.

Here you find partitioning and formatting program:
Start->Settings->Control Panel->Administrative Tools->Computer Management

Now you'll get a program with a tree view in the left, and there you find a category called 'storage' and thereunder you'll find 'disk management'.

If you click disk management you'll get your disks and current partitions, now you can partition new disks or format partitions and create raid volumes and much more, have phun.

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by BillyGilbreath In reply to format hardrive using win ...

Glen,
Windows 2000 will not allow you to format the disk that has the working files or the boot files on it from within the operating system. Likely, you only have one hard disk partition and it contains the protected files. The way to format your only hard disk with Windows 2000 is from the install routine. Either boot from the CD to reach the install program or make the setup diskettes by running D:\BOOTDISK\MAKEBOOT.EXE (where "D" is the drive letter of your CD-ROM drive) and install from the resulting diskettes.

You'll be offered the options to "install" or "repair." Choose the "install" option to get a display of all partitions available to install on. This will include the partition in use now (probably the whole C drive). Simply delete the partition then, when it's gone, create it again (if you don't want to leave the disk blank).

This new procedure makes it unlikely that anyone would accidently format the hard drive!

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by mmccaskill69 In reply to format hardrive using win ...

SUMMARY
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This article describes how to restore a damaged installation using the
Automated
System Recovery tool (ASR) in Windows 2000.

MORE INFORMATION
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You can use ASR to restore a Windows 2000 installation in either of the
following circumstances:

- Your installation is considered damaged if you are having problems using
or
starting the computer as the result of damaged or missing Windows 2000
system
files. In this case, ASR is used to verifyand replace damaged critical
system files.

- Your installation is considered destroyed if your computer does not work
as
the result of a hardware failure (such as the failure of a hard disk). In
this case, ASR is used to restore theinstallation to its state when you
performed an ASR backup using the Windows 2000 Backup tool.

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\** PARTNER:
\** These steps can also be used to restore Windows 2000 on different
hardware (such
\** as a new computer without having to reinstall programs).

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by lewiscr1 In reply to format hardrive using win ...

with w2k you can use the recovery console and log into your 2000 system as an administrator and at the command line type in "diskpart" and it will bring up the familiar fdisk menu. If you don't have the recovery console installed, put in your w2k cd rom in and run "d:\i386\winnt32.exe /cmdcons where "d" is your cd rom. Works for me

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