How do you re-format a hard drive configured for NTFS

How do you re-format a hard drive configured for NTFS

Post by Paul » Wed, 12 Feb 2003 23:27:37



I need to re-format my hard disk, it is already configured
for NTFS, and as such wont let me format the hard disk. Is
this possible? Any help much appreciated
 
 
 

How do you re-format a hard drive configured for NTFS

Post by Mike Levy A+, N+, MC » Thu, 13 Feb 2003 00:04:46


Reformatting the system disk?  That can be done when you run setup off
the CD when you boot from the CD.  Windows cannot format the drive
that holds the currently running system files...

On Tue, 11 Feb 2003 06:27:37 -0800, "Paul"


>I need to re-format my hard disk, it is already configured
>for NTFS, and as such wont let me format the hard disk. Is
>this possible? Any help much appreciated


 
 
 

How do you re-format a hard drive configured for NTFS

Post by Wolf Kirchmei » Thu, 13 Feb 2003 01:59:39



>I need to re-format my hard disk, it is already configured
>for NTFS, and as such wont let me format the hard disk. Is
>this possible? Any help much appreciated

W2K will not allow reformatting of the drive or disk it's running from. No OS
will, in fact. Good thing, too -- think about it.:-)

You need either the install CD or a set of "emergency" or "recovery"  floppy
disks with the Format command on one of them. Boot from CD or floppy, and go
ahead.

Oh, yeah, make sure you save any important data to floppy, tape, CD, or Zip
disk first. Or to a second, data-only  partition (volume) on your HD.

HTH

Best Wishes,

Wolf Kirchmeir
Blind River, Ontario

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