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Old 10-18-2004, 02:04 PM   #1 (permalink)
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im reinstalling windows xp, to go on my new mobo, but i dont which partiation to choose, can you guys help me out??
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Old 10-18-2004, 04:31 PM   #2 (permalink)
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NTFS is a much more secure file system than the FAT32, NTFS usually used for larger storage such as 120gigs +. With the NTFS file system earlier versions of Windows can't read NTFS partitions.
I would recommend FAT32 only because if for some reason you do not like it Windows XP will allow you to switch from FAT32 to NTFS without formatting or repartitioning your ddisk drive at any time. To switch from NTFS to FAT32 is not so easy. Realy it is just personal preference. I use FAT32 myself.
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Old 10-18-2004, 05:41 PM   #3 (permalink)
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umm that didnt help
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system specs: 2.0 ghz amd athlon xp 2400+
ABIT NF7-SV2(yeah!!)
radeon 9200 SE vid card :(
60 gig hardrive
32*Cd-rw and 16*DVD drive
17\" CRT monitor
mushkin 512 mb pc 3200
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Old 10-18-2004, 05:44 PM   #4 (permalink)
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darkwingduck please list your partitions. If you have any data on any of them you should either backup that data before you delete it or you should delete a partition that has no important data on it. windows xp is usually the very first partition listed at the top. assuming you've saved all files form that partition you can delete it and create a new one in it's place. choose that one when you install windows xp
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Old 10-18-2004, 06:06 PM   #5 (permalink)
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i have a two partitations :
C: (NTFS) 52250 MB (45675 MB free)

D: (FAT32) 5002 MB (2193 MB free)


uhh any help??
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system specs: 2.0 ghz amd athlon xp 2400+
ABIT NF7-SV2(yeah!!)
radeon 9200 SE vid card :(
60 gig hardrive
32*Cd-rw and 16*DVD drive
17\" CRT monitor
mushkin 512 mb pc 3200
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Old 10-18-2004, 08:18 PM   #6 (permalink)
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it is your Operating system drive. D is usually your data drive
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Old 10-18-2004, 10:53 PM   #7 (permalink)
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ahhh thanks
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ABIT NF7-SV2(yeah!!)
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17\" CRT monitor
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