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Old 11-08-2003, 08:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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im not a newbie but i dont know much about NTFS. can some explain to me how to format NTFS drives? i cant fromat them with "Format" and i've had some problems removing the partition with fdisk. is there special switch or program? and are they present on Win2k/XP's setup disks?

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Old 11-08-2003, 11:26 PM   #2 (permalink)
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there are 3 ways, one of which you just mentioned. by booting up with a win2000/ winXP CD it will load a setup utility which can be used to delete and create a new partition. you could than do a full format using a NTFS filing system.

another way to delete an NTFS partition id through FDISK. this is done by selecting delete> non-DOS partition. you cannot format through FDISK and regular versions of DOS cannot access a partition formmatted with NTFS.

through the win2000 and winXP operating systems there is a feature called 'computer management'. you can access this by right clicking on 'my computer' and selecting 'manage'.

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Old 11-09-2003, 01:51 AM   #3 (permalink)
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you can't get NTFS without Windows NT, 2000, XP or 2003
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Old 11-09-2003, 03:14 AM   #4 (permalink)
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yah i just want to quick format an NTFS drive to install a fresh copy of windows.
where's this setup uitility? is the windows repair console?
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