How to format my partition??

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by CrAsHeRKiDD, May 1, 2003.

  1. CrAsHeRKiDD

    CrAsHeRKiDD Guest

    I have decided to delete my other partition which is (E:\)

    I have windows installed on (C:\).... How can i get it to format??

    I cant do it through FDISK cos it says something about logical drives existing but not being defined?

    Is there any way to define a logical drive?

    I cant boot from the XP cd cos it only gets so far and gives me a hardware error... Which is my zip drive that i havnt got installed anymore but the drivers are still on the partition i want to delete...

  2. CrAsHeRKiDD

    CrAsHeRKiDD Guest

    im using windows 98 at the moment cos XP wont install till i format my partition...

    Will this still work?
  3. G-Lizard86

    G-Lizard86 Guest

    Use partition magic...:) easy to use...and very handy
  4. sboulema

    sboulema Moderator

    Amstelveen, The Netherlands
    right click your partition and choose format, or use pm8, or go to a command prompt and type: format e:
  5. kitct

    kitct Guest

    I must agree.I dual boot 98/XP. I use PM just like a Disk Management Console in 98.

    Works GREAT!
  6. the_tazinator

    the_tazinator Are we there yet?

    In a house
    Are you wanting to format or actually delete the partition?

    If wanting to format: start -> run -> cmd -> type "format e:" (no quotes)

    If installing XP, it should ask in the very begining of the install if you want to format (along with partitioning the HD) the partition that you are installing XP onto and what type of file system to use (FAT32 or NTFS)