Help Need to Format Win XP Pro

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by WishMaster, Apr 15, 2002.

  1. WishMaster

    WishMaster Guest

    Can someone help me. I need to format my hardrive so that I can partion it correctly. I don't want to use partition magic or other 3rd party software. I want to reformat and then create the partition myself. I'm good with win 98. I have done reformatting severla times. Now that I installed win XP Pro and as NTFS, I'm puzzled. Can someone help. Do I need to create a boot disk for win xp pro. My pc has options to boot from cd. Thanks for any help.
  2. rok

    rok Guest

    Hi wishmaster,

    the only way i know how to creatie partions manually is with fdisk.

    Make a boot-disk with win98 -> boot
    the type in fdisk

    now you can partion your harddisk at your will.

    WARINING: its NOT so simple and all your data will be lost if you do new partions.
  3. WishMaster

    WishMaster Guest

    Thanks. So on a NTFS system, I can use win 98 fdisk? I dont care about the data, I already backed it up.
  4. jw50

    jw50 OSNN Senior Addict

    If you boot to the XP CD and select Advanced Options during the Setup it should give you the option to create and name multiple partitions.
  5. Lonman

    Lonman Bleh!

    Yes. It won't 'recognize' ntfs, but it will recognize your 'NON-DOS' partitions and you can delete and recreate them. You'll need to use XP's setup to format in ntfs.