NTFS & Partitions

  solly 00:01 31 May 03
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ntfs & partitions. I have a partitioned hard drive with XP on C;/ which is formatted with NTFS.
Drive D;/ has ME and is formatted Fat 32. I want to clear ME and reformatt
D;/ to NTFS so that XP remains in sole control of the full Drive, can some kind soul help in
plain english my ancient brain is more than eight decades behind modern techys Solly.

  powerless 00:09 31 May 03

Start > Run > Copy and Paste:

diskmgmt.msc

Click ok. You should see the ME partiton. Right click and choose DELETE.

There is your new partiton. Format by right clicking the partiton and choosing FORMAT.

Do you have the Windows XP boot loader, to select which operating system to boot into?

To get rid of this.

Start > Run > Copy and Paste:

C:\boot.ini

Click ok and remove the line under "multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition" /fastdetect"

So you should just have:

[boot loader]

timeout=30

default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]

multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition" /fastdetect


Save it and reboot.

Make backups of everything you value just in case.

  powerless 00:11 31 May 03

In the boot.ini file there should be no spaces between the lines.

  solly 14:56 31 May 03

Thank you very much Powerless I`ll give it a whirl
as soon asI can get a bit of peace Solly

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