partition and install xp

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by ijy, Oct 6, 2002.

  1. ijy

    ijy Guest

    i am running xp pro
    i want to do a clean install which i am happy doing
    i am not sure how to partition the hard drive into 2 or three partitions.
    can you do it from the windows disk or do you have to use fdisk.

    any help will be great

    ian
     
  2. sboulema

    sboulema Moderator

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    you can use fdisk, but it will destroy all your data. You can also use partition magic, it will make partitions without destroying your data...
     
  3. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    Have a read through this. Might help you.
     
  4. ijy

    ijy Guest

    i am not sure about fdisk any tips or info on using it

    ian
     
  5. 2z

    2z OSNN Gamer

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    You dont need fdisk !!!!!

    boot from the CD

    create one partition for OS the size is up to you (its in MB's)

    Format (not quick) the filing system of your choice

    Xp will now install itself (once installed)

    Start / run / diskmgmt.msc

    right click on the raw disk space & format

    :cool: