Originally Posted by jac006
If you want to format... it's easy. Right click on your C drive icon... go to format... and then follow the directions and there you go... and yes, it belongs in hardware and software.
If you windows partition is on C:
Which it probably is.
When booted to windows... You can can't format c:
This needs to be done in DOS/MSDOS or Xp installer.
Go here. http://bootdisk.com/bootdisk.htm
download a windows ME boot disk. create a floppy boot disk..
Boot with the floppy. at the A> type format c: choose Y for the question and it will format.
If you dont have a floppy. Go here: http://ebcd.pcministry.com/
Download the boot cd and burn it.. Boot with floppy and use the dos emulator there to format as above..
use the XP CD and boot and format there..
As far as Fdisk.. You can't have trouble with it.. it's only 4 menus.. Plus fdisk doesn't format only partitions.