partiton and format in dos


Tech Junkie
Folding Team
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.


Glaanies script monkey
Political User
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.