Re: Fdisk.exe And Format.com?
Originally posted by ronrontx
-i have upgraded ram to 256. IT Guys in my office will load XP-Pro and Office for me...I will see if they have WIN2000...at recc of some of you all...
definaltely go with 2k, xp is too much of a system hog for that computer
-do you recommend dual partitioning...maybe (2GB)-master for OS and remainder for Data+Programs on a HDD this size ?
i would go with at least 3-4GB for the OS just to be safe
-? do I have to label each drive what it currently is labeled? (for example) floppy = A, hard disk = C, and my CD = G...what happended to B, D, and E? where do I look to see? wouldn't my second partition be labeled as one of those?
floppy always=A, always has, always will, this is from the rules set down by IBM, 1st floppy=A 2nd floppy=B 1st HDD=C, after that it is up to you i usually go with
CD-ROM #3 OR HDD #2=F
HDD # 2 or 3=G
-also, I will be doing a clean install of new OS and it's been recommended to do wiping out of hard-drive....I have a boot disk...made from my current WIN98...
ask the people in the IT dept to do the install for you, if they do, you wont need a boot disk, just tell them to do a clean install
get a copy of Wipe-It and format it yourself, then have them install the new OS
-it's been suggested I execute the FDISK.EXE and FORMAT.com procedures to accomplish all this...does that sound about right, I have fairly detailed instructions...any other suggestions...really want to clean up HDD and get maximum efficiency for this old system. Thank You.
like i said, i would just either do a clean install or use wipe-it, either way you will have a totally clean, new install
definatley go with win 2k and partition your hdd so as to have the OS in one partition and your data (games, software, other files) in the other and that is simply because if you ever have a problem with your OS (a virus or a major, irreparable crash) you wont lose all your data, you can just do a clean install over the crahsed OS