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suzanjane
Posted: June 15th, 2008, 9:53am Report to Moderator
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I currently have a pc set up for dual boot win98/xp and have 3 separate drives; win98 is on 1 of 2 partitions in the c drive; xp is on a second drive; win98 is fat32, xp ntfs; i want to put xp on a second partition on c and get it off the d drive; win 98 does not see d of course;

how do i reformat d w so that it is fat 32?  thru DOS? and w what command?

and when i install xp on the new partition in c, can i make it a fat 32 sys rather than an ntfs?

all my data files have been backed up, so i think i am ready to go!

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Ray
Posted: June 16th, 2008, 11:19am Report to Moderator
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   If you have two partitions on C, one of them has a different drive letter than C.
   To format in FAT32 get a version of DOS that supports FAT32 and format the drive using the format file.  If you don't know how to do that type, "format /?" at a command prompt.
   Yes, you can install XP on a FAT32 partition.  Just format the partition in FAT32 and then install XP on it.
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suzanjane
Posted: June 16th, 2008, 3:49pm Report to Moderator
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If you have two partitions on C, one of them has a different drive letter than C.

>> Yes it is F

   To format in FAT32 get a version of DOS that supports FAT32 and format the drive using the format file.  If you don't know how to do that type, "format /?" at a command prompt.

>> can i just do this from the win98 going thru to DOS?  format/D ?

   Yes, you can install XP on a FAT32 partition.  Just format the partition in FAT32 and then install XP on it.

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Ray
Posted: June 17th, 2008, 10:19am Report to Moderator
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   Yes, you can format from Win98 as long as the drive that you are formatting is not the one that has the Win98 directory on it.
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suzanjane
Posted: June 17th, 2008, 3:19pm Report to Moderator
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Thanks; I am much more comfortable with this now.........
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