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Formating a NTFS drive

By menace2 ·
Formating a NTFS drive so there is noting on the drive and i can do a clean istall of win2k and keep the partions i have.I know win2k will do it as it is installed but it dont clean the drive..fully

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by jwilczyn In reply to Formating a NTFS drive

What is fully? 2nd partition with some data.
Install win2000 and format system/boot partition with NTFS - "Win2000 installation" will ask for this ( format, delete ). After installing 2000, use the Disk Management - you can create, delete, and format partitions as FAT, FAT32 and NTFS; change drive letters, labels, etc. Than you can do what you want to do with this 2nd or 3th partition, 2nd HD, etc.

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by jwilczyn In reply to Formating a NTFS drive

When you want to install win2000 - you don't have to format it (partition) in advance, because the install process has a utility to both create new partitions and to format them. You can choose to preformat the partition with NTFS, FAT or FAT32. I've done it using HD with two partitions formatted with FAT32 with working Win98. During the installation I was able to choose to delete, resize and format the C:drive(boot/system partition), and continue with installation. Then using Win2000-Disk Managemant I could play with the 2nd partition.

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by awdfg In reply to Formating a NTFS drive

I don't think Win2k or Win95/98/NT will allow you to format the partitions on which they are installed.You cannot use the DOS format command to format an NTFS partition. There is free utility called Ranish Partition Manager which can format NTFS partitons also.It is available at www.ranish.com.It is a small utility which runs on DOS also,so you don't require Windows for it.Boot with a DOS disk and use it to format the NTFS partition.The Partition Manager utility should also be on the boot disk as DOS cannot recognise NTFS.

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