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Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Steve T, Jan 18, 2010.

  1. Steve T

    Steve T Flightless Bird

    Installed a 2nd HD and have partitioned into E: and logical F:. I have
    programs on E: right now. Can I format E: without destroying the partition
    that formed F:? Thank you, Steve T.
     
  2. John Hacker

    John Hacker Flightless Bird

    Yes you can format E drive without destroying the logical drive F. If the
    OS is also in E (with your programs) then not only you will lose it but you
    will need to format the E drive using Windows OS CD or any external bootable
    CD that contains format.com or Format.exe. If the OS is in C drive then you
    can format it from within Windows XP using Windows explorer and
    right-clicking on the drive E and selecting FORMAT. You need to be logged
    in as Administrator or a user with these privileges.

    hth


    hth

    "Steve T" <stumas@NOBINGOcharter.net> wrote in message
    news:eZNaCkLmKHA.2132@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    > Installed a 2nd HD and have partitioned into E: and logical F:. I have
    > programs on E: right now. Can I format E: without destroying the partition
    > that formed F:? Thank you, Steve T.
    >
     
  3. Steve T

    Steve T Flightless Bird

    OS is in C:. Just wanted to make sure I didn't destroy the partition.
    Thanks, Steve T.
    "John Hacker" <jhacker@elite-hackers.com> wrote in message
    news:-OOQ6JKMmKHA.3840@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    > Yes you can format E drive without destroying the logical drive F. If the
    > OS is also in E (with your programs) then not only you will lose it but
    > you will need to format the E drive using Windows OS CD or any external
    > bootable CD that contains format.com or Format.exe. If the OS is in C
    > drive then you can format it from within Windows XP using Windows explorer
    > and right-clicking on the drive E and selecting FORMAT. You need to be
    > logged in as Administrator or a user with these privileges.
    >
    > hth
    >
    >
    > hth
    >
    > "Steve T" <stumas@NOBINGOcharter.net> wrote in message
    > news:eZNaCkLmKHA.2132@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    >> Installed a 2nd HD and have partitioned into E: and logical F:. I have
    >> programs on E: right now. Can I format E: without destroying the
    >> partition that formed F:? Thank you, Steve T.
    >>

    >
    >
     

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