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Thread: How Do I Use A Fdisk?

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    I wonīt use it now but I reinstall my computer like 6 times a year and next time I do it,then I would try using fdisk cause I have heard that itīs good to do it before reinstalling the computer.

    But I donīt even know what a fdisk is and how to use it,I have Windows XP Home Edition.

    So can someone tell me what a fdisk is and how to use it?

  2. Software & Hardware   -   #2
    fdisk is used to partition or make other "drives" out of one, like to split it 1 for o/s 1 for kazaa, you dont really need to use fdisk if you format

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    fdisk is a DOS-mode program used to partition hard drives. It is used for making/managing FAT32 partitions (FAT32 is the file system used by Windows 9x).

    If you are going to use WinXP after using Win9x and want a clean install, you must use fdisk (or something else) to delete the FAT32 partition (WinXP uses a different file system, NTFS). To do this, start your computer with a Windows 98 Startup Disc and type fdisk when you see the command prompt ("c:/") Then follow the onscreen instructions.

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    Fdisk is a disk partitioning tool. You boot up to DOS and type fdisk to launch it. It is used to make FAT of FAT32 partitions. (For use with DOS,Windows 3.1,95,95B,98,98SE and ME

    I don't recommend using fdisk for XP.

    I recommend that you use the bootable Windows XP CD to create NTFS partitions for XP.

    Use NTFS partitions with Window NT, 2000 and XP.

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    Yeah, I should have mentioned that.

    Use fdisk to delete any FAT32 partitions and use the WinXP CD to create an NTFS partition.

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    You can use the bootable XP CD to remove FAT/FAT32 partitions also.

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  8. Software & Hardware   -   #8
    Forget about the CD. Just do it in WinXP instead. Start diskmgmt.msc or compmgmt.msc and click Disk Management.

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    That's cool, random nut, I just checked out that utility.
    I have now learned all about the 'Disk Management' tool that is built into Windows XP.

    Now that's powerful. B)

    Edit: You can also get there by:

    [Start]>Control Panel>Administrative Tools>Computer Management>Storage>Disk Management.

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