View Full Version : Being the Idiot that I am........
03-02-2002, 02:17 PM
I got XP to format it's own partition and load up and run BUT how do I format the rest of the drive? It's not as easy as plopping in a boot disk and going from there. I've got a second partition on my drive that's doing nothing! It's not even formatted. XP is on a 500 MB partition and the rest of my 30 GIG drive is empty and unaccessable. NOW WHAT?
03-02-2002, 02:24 PM
Go to my computer, right click on said partition, and format.
03-02-2002, 02:28 PM
CAN IT?:beer: :beer: :beer: :beer:
I NEED TO DRINK SOME MORE...I'm making things too difficult!!
03-02-2002, 02:36 PM
Flint: has the whole HD been partitioned in fdisk? if it has, than all you have to do is follow Rando's method. Let us know what happened. And pass the keg will you?
03-02-2002, 02:46 PM
I partition and format with XP. After parting out, I just activate D:, activate and format C:, and then after I load XP on C: go back and format D: in "my computer"....:D
03-02-2002, 02:53 PM
Right click on My Computer - Manage. Next click on storage - Disk Manage. You can do all sorts of wonderful things from there. Who's got the keg. Need :beer:
03-02-2002, 03:09 PM
While waiting for a response, I rebooted to the XP CD and started a fresh install of XP on "D". I stopped it after it formatted the partition and before it loaded XP (it was kind of pissed off about that!!) but then restarted XP on the C drive, went to My Computer and formatted D again just to clean it up. Now all's well
You'all have one on me, OK!!
03-02-2002, 03:33 PM
Good news Flint! Whatever works is good:D
03-02-2002, 03:58 PM
Can you type while you're doing that? HEHEHE:lol:
03-03-2002, 03:57 AM
So hows it all going Flint!? btw, you never did tell us if you were using NTFS, or 32?:D
03-03-2002, 12:12 PM
The disk is formatted all NTFS now like I wanted it and all's well!
I was, by the way, able to delete a complete old NTFS partition with a 98se boot disk. I remember someone once told me it couldn't be done. It didn't recognize the NTFS partition, but deleted it allowed me to do a fresh install of XP Home.
Thanks for your Help and following up!
03-04-2002, 02:10 AM
Hot Damn! Good news Flint, I tell ya, you can learn a helluva lot just messin around with it, I know I did. Anyway, glad you got it all worked out and up and runnin!:D
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