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Thread: Quite urgent: Does formatting remove partitions?

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    I may need to format my system today. I have two harddrives, one is a 160GB and the other is 200GB.

    The 200GB is partitioned into a 50GB C: and a 150GB E: All my business work and software is on the larger partition, and the OS is on the 50GB partition.

    If I format the OS drive, will the partition still exist so I can install XP back onto that 50GB without losing stuff on the larger partition?
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    S!X's Avatar L33T Member BT Rep: +5
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    It'll still be there.

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    wrong info...nevamind
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    Quote Originally Posted by Linkin Park View Post
    It'll still be there.
    "Death is the result of weakness. The strong are the only ones who survive."

    I am prepared to die, but there is no cause for which I am prepared to kill.

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    it wont man, logical partitions will not be gone if u format WITHIN xp, if u do it from the Bootable disc its history.

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    Quote Originally Posted by memnom View Post
    it wont man, logical partitions will not be gone if u format WITHIN xp, if u do it from the Bootable disc its history.
    If he formats only the partition that has the current OS on it, everything else should be there...

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    Quote Originally Posted by memnom View Post
    it wont man, logical partitions will not be gone if u format WITHIN xp, if u do it from the Bootable disc its history.
    Doesn't matter where you format from, as long as you format the right partition.

    You can't even format the partition that you have your running OS on...a boot disk is needed.

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    So I needed to format the drive XP is on, how would I do that?
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    boot from your XP disc and you will be given the option to format any partitions
    you may have.

    the other(s) will be there after reinstalling XP.

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    Thanks.

    Everything is fucking out for me. Blue screens left, right and center. Taking it to another PC techncian to see if they can help.

    Sigh...Hours and hours and hours worth of reinstalling if I need to format.
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