How can I reformat an NTFS partion to use with 98?

  3rdday 20:01 01 Feb 2004

Have inherited an old PC which had NT 4 installed. The hard disk had two partions - C was 2Gb FAT 16, D was 4Gb NTFS. I've installed Windows 98 on C, but it can't see the D partition. I've tried using Fdisk, but although it can see the D partition, which it says is an extended DOS partition, it won't let me do anything with it. I've also tried using "format D:" at the command prompt, but that says D is not a valid drive. Ideally, I'd like to make the hard disk one 6Gb FAT 32 partition, but if not then just to be able to format and use D would be good. How can I do this?

  Chegs ® 20:08 01 Feb 2004

click here

Try here,one of these will get you what you require.I have used the File Recovery Disk. Read/Copy Files From XP NTFS Volumes To FAT32/16 Drives to access my xp from 98se partition.

  Chegs ® 20:11 01 Feb 2004

click here

Or,if you have a cd burner then create this cd and it has all sorts of DOS/Linux tools,and a free partition manager,etc.

  3rdday 20:36 01 Feb 2004

I had a brainwave. I booted the PC from the XP setup disk which I have for my other PC and used that to remove the D: partition. I was then able to go back to Fdisk to remove the existing C: and create a new C: for the whole disk.

Thanks for your suggestions, though. Those websites look like they could come inuseful another time.

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