1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Format Question

Discussion in 'Reality Check' started by Skyline, Oct 26, 2004.

  1. Skyline

    Skyline
    [OP]
    New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2003
    Messages:
    1,537
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    420 24/7 365
    if i format a partition of a drive, will it screw anything else up?

    I have my HD partitioned into 5 partitions...and I want to reformat the C: drive to get rid of an old installation of windows...the one i run now run's off the D: drive.
    So, if i format C: is it gonna fuck me up because they're all part of the same physical Hard Disc?
     
  2. DJQ

    DJQ
    New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2003
    Messages:
    7,401
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Aliant
    nope, physical dosent matter.. It just formats that one drive letter
     
  3. Skyline

    Skyline
    [OP]
    New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2003
    Messages:
    1,537
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    420 24/7 365
  4. Skyline

    Skyline
    [OP]
    New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2003
    Messages:
    1,537
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    420 24/7 365
    Thanks Q... I just wanted to check before I did anything.
     
  5. DJQ

    DJQ
    New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2003
    Messages:
    7,401
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Aliant
    as long as you dont remove the partitions you will be fine.
     
  6. GiPWeb

    Me is I

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2004
    Messages:
    1,389
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Look for the Leaf
    whoa dont format partition c:\ if yur install is on d:\

    no matter what you do windows will always put its boot.ini on the first partition. I know cause ive done exactly what yur about to do. If you format c: it will erase important boot files that point to yur installation on d:.

    When installing on a multiple partition system either make the first partition real small (32 megs or so is lots) then install windows wherever you like on yur partitioning scheme,or install windows on the first partition and go from there.

    G.i.P
     
  7. Skyline

    Skyline
    [OP]
    New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2003
    Messages:
    1,537
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    420 24/7 365
    OK Windows was installed on the first partition, but it wasn't working right and some dumbass decided to install it on the 2nd partition as well. Now the 1st one is uselss? I guess i'm gonna have to just wipe the whole thing, and start over, but I'm gonna get a new board and CPU anyway, plus a new hard drive (smokin deal on a 200GB SATA = $141!) so fuck it, time to move on.
     
  8. Hoyt

    ...

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2003
    Messages:
    142
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    New Glasgow
    if its windows xp it doesnt matter what partition its installed on, you can format the c:\ and keep the d:\ as windows
    if the boot.ini is stored on c:\ can just run a bootcfg /rebuild after you format at the recovery console
    but yeah, an older operating system such as 98 needs to be installed on the first partition.
     

Share This Page