Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by canadian_divx, Sep 1, 2003.
is there a way i can make a cd that will let me erace the current partition in dos?
You could boot from the Windows XP CD, and format any drive you want during the setup procedure itself. Then if you don't want to install the OS, just exit setup after the formatting step is complete.
Win98 or WinME bootdisks have the FDISK utility which you can create partitions with, then format them from the command line. The XP Recovery console also has the diskpart command, and you can also format from the command line, and with the RC, you can format the partitions as NTFS.
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