Formatting a 2 partition drive

  Mr. Chips 14:35 14 Feb 2006


I wish to reformat a hard drive with two partitions before formatting it and re-installing XP Home SP2

If I just do a c:format/s and then a d:format I will stay with two partitions, which I don't want.

What is the magic for completly formatting the whole hard drive leaving just one partition please?

  northend boy 14:42 14 Feb 2006

Just let windows XP do it for you when you re-install the operating system.

Boot from cdrom and when it gets to "D" for delete partition in setup, Delete both. Then rebuild with just one partition.

  Grantrh 14:43 14 Feb 2006

I don't know the exact answer to this question but I would download software from the maunfacturers website - They usually have software to do this type of thing for you.
My Maxtor drive certainly did have.

  northend boy 14:50 14 Feb 2006

You would have two partitions showing at this stage. click here. High light one at a time and press D to delete the partition.

Windows re-install from click here

  Mr. Chips 14:57 14 Feb 2006

Excellent Northend Boy

I did as you said ... perfect ... many thanks

  northend boy 15:02 14 Feb 2006

No problem.:-)

It is a great and easy way to merge or split a hard drive.

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