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Old 08-31-2005, 07:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I formatted my hard drive wrong (partitioned a 320gb to only 6gb ) when installing windows XP on my new PC (no previous OS), how to I either repartition the drive, or reinstall windows so I can repartition the drive? Thanks for the help!
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when you install windows, you can delete the partitions that are available before installing on the disk. I think the key is L or something like that... Just read through the prompts to do that.
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reformat and reset partition, there are other partition programs out there i just don't remember names.
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If I reformat though, wont I lose WIndows?
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when you install windows, you can delete the partitions that are available before installing on the disk. I think the key is L or something like that... Just read through the prompts to do that.
Thats the problem though, I cant get to the regular BIOS install screen anymore. When I boot from the XP disc, it simply goes to my desktop.
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use powermax in my signature to wipe the drive clean and then reinstall windows
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Will this work for a SATA drive, it says it doesnt on the maxtor website
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Will this work for a SATA drive, it says it doesnt on the maxtor website
I don't know to be truthful.
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if all there is on the drive is the os why not reformat anyways its not like ur losing anything.
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if all there is on the drive is the os why not reformat anyways its not like ur losing anything.
How would I do that, Ive googled formatting SATA hard drives, but nothing really useful showed up
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