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Fdisk

This is the first step to preparing your hard drive for a new installation on windows.  You need to have a partition on the hard drive in order to format.  I don't recommend using the western digital disks to format your hard drive because of future problems.

  1. Start your computer with you  3 1/2 floppy windows start-up disk in your disk drive

  2. the first thing that will show up on the screen is a menu to choose the type of boot-up

  3. this menu has a timer so you have to select the option "without cd-rom support" in 15 seconds

  4. you select you option by press in the number of the option you want

  5. it will take it a few seconds and then you'll see "A:\" on the screen

  6. right now you want to type in "fdisk" and press "enter"

  7. the next screen will ask you if you would like large drive support you'll just press the "enter" key

Deleting a partition on a used hard drive

  1. in the menu you pick option "3 delete a current partition"

  2. so type in "3" and the next menu will ask you what type of partition you want to erase

  3. This may be a little difficult but is normally option "1 delete the primary dos partition"

  4. type in number "1" and it will ask you to verify the information before it continues

  5. after you have verified the info and it's deleted the partition it will ask you to restart your computer

  6. either press the restart button on the computer or press all at once "Ctrl+Alt+Delete"

Creating a partition on an unpartitioned hard drive

  1. follow the first set of instructions and after step 7

  2. you'll choose the 1st option "1 create a partition"

  3. so press"1" and then in the next menu you'll choose "1 create a primary dos partition"

  4. Type in "1" and then it will verify your hard drives integrity

  5. after it's done it will ask you how much of the drive to partition

  6. press "enter" because you want it to partition the whole drive

  7. after you finish this it will ask you to restart the computer

  8. now your ready to format the hard drive for installation

 

 

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