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Old 02-05-2006, 02:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
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on my hard disk i have 4 partitions....c ,d,e,f and on c i had had win 2k and on d i have xp. there was a virus in c drive, so i had to just kill everything from explorer in c, except a few folders which it refused to delete(this folder is not empty) now i want to format it, i ran the format from windows xp it said it could not do it, and when i tried it from cmd it says i need to dismount it first.....what does this mean, will it affect my win xp on the same physical disc, but different drive and partition?
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What happend is that with you dual booting some files are "shared" among 2000 and XP. If you wish to format the 2000 partition you must dismount the partition which means that it will stop sharing the files with that partition and use them exclusively for XP. It will not harm XP in any way to do so. I have done this before. I used to have 2000 and XP dual booted and i took of XP before. There should be absolutley no damage to your XP.
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