Originally Posted by G9
Yeah, I'm not exactly sure what that means...
What that means, and again I am not sure if it still does this, but when you do a low-level format, it rewrites your hard drive with zeros to completely erase all data on it. But sometimes you will need to repartition and reformat your drive, after performing the low-level format. To do this, boot into DOS with a Windows 98 SE OEM boot disk (see http://www.bootdisk.com
for a download to create your own 98 SE boot disk). Once you have booted into DOS, type FDISK and press enter. From there, go about the order of deleting any existing partitions (shouldn't be any with a low-level format). Make sure to delete in this order: logical, extended, primary. After you have an empty FAT table (press 4 at the main menu to see the FAT table), go to option 1 twice consecutively to create a primary DOS partition. Then after the counter reaches 100%, say Yes to use entire drive for one partition. Once this is done, you can format and convert to NTFS if desired. This should take care of all your worries.