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By b_ondhear ·
I used aefdisk to format an ntfs disk back to fat. I can't seem to be able to do that now. I must be missing something.

SO: How do you format an NTFS formatted disk? What are the steps.


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by bigkenny In reply to aefdisk

boot with a win 98 disk type fdisk at the prompt or boot with win xp cd you can format with ntfs or fat 32

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by TheChas In reply to aefdisk

There may be other ways, but here is what I do:

I have a hot swap bay in my main PC that is connected to the secondary IDE port on an auxiliary IDE controller.

When I need to set up a drive, I install it in a swap tray, and boot up the PC.

My main PC has Windows XP on it, so I can format drives as FAT16, FAT32, or NTFS volumes.

I use XP's Disk Manager, and partition the drive as desired.
Then I format the drive.

If the drive is going into a new system, I copy the Windows CD to the drive along with extracted driver files for the specific hardware that will be in the PC.
Along with this, I copy the appropriate Windows Updates, utilities and free-ware programs that I will be installing on the PC.


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