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Format C on ME

by Rod2 / July 7, 2004 3:36 PM PDT

I have two procedures that explain. Both are on a new drive. Can I skip the first part about fdisk and treat the procedure the same?


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Re: Format C on ME
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 7, 2004 11:06 PM PDT
In reply to: Format C on ME

I never skip the FDISK step since it can fix some incorrect partition table that caused one to consider format and reinstall in the first place. FDISK is all of a 30 second procedure so to not do it seems like trying to save time well spent.


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Re: Format C on ME
by Rod2 / July 8, 2004 3:32 AM PDT
In reply to: Re: Format C on ME

Thanks, For me more than thirty seconds but I'll do as you suggest. I don't need problems after.

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Problem with FDISK
by Rod2 / July 8, 2004 10:39 AM PDT
In reply to: Re: Format C on ME

When I use FDISK to set up a FAT32 file system it will not let me create a primary DOS partition. It said there is not enough room. So I'm stuck at the moment trying to go that route. Do I need to format C first to have enough room? Thanks

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Re: Problem with FDISK
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 8, 2004 10:48 AM PDT
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All went well almost
by Rod2 / July 8, 2004 4:36 PM PDT
In reply to: Re: Problem with FDISK

It did go well the instructions left out a couple of possibilities. That Included two other sheets of instructions I had prior. I got a little lucky but its up and running well. System restore works as well.

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