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Q: hard disk drive ( Answered,   0 Comments )
Subject: hard disk drive
Category: Computers
Asked by: iamwhoiam1234-ga
List Price: $2.00
Posted: 17 Dec 2002 15:05 PST
Expires: 16 Jan 2003 15:05 PST
Question ID: 126193
how do I f disk a hard drive?
Subject: Re: hard disk drive
Answered By: seizer-ga on 17 Dec 2002 15:13 PST
Hello there.

FDISK is the name of a program which sets up hard disk drive
partitions. Be warned that FDISK will DESTROY any data on partitions
that you choose to edit with it.

The usual purpose of FDISK is to set up a hard drive for the first
time, or to delete existing partitions on that hard drive. I have
found some links which provide a good range of explanations of the
various tasks you may wish to do with FDISK:

Microsoft have provided an excellent tutorial on how to use FDISK

There is also a well written help page for FDISK here:

I hope this answers your question. If anything's unclear, then please
request clarification before rating the answer.

Thanks, and good luck


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Request for Answer Clarification by iamwhoiam1234-ga on 17 Dec 2002 16:16 PST
I recieved your answer, however, is there a simple instruction set to
perform a f disk then reinstall the restore cds? I just keep getting
error messages and i can even get the icons to come up or the "start"
at the bottom of the screen.

Clarification of Answer by seizer-ga on 17 Dec 2002 16:24 PST
If you wish to completely destroy all data on your hard drive, in
order to reinstall, then you can use the instructions in the Microsoft
article I linked to before. The two important sections are:

"Important Considerations Before You Use the Fdisk and Format Tools"

(make a setup floppy disk)

"How to Partition and Format a Master Hard Disk"

(follow the excellent instructions)

Hope this helps!

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