Monday, November 20, 2006

How can you format Any Hard disk larger than 80 GB?

We can format any hard disk with Windows XP C.D irrespective of it's size and manufacturer.

First goto CMOS Setup then select Boot Device priority as C.D.ROM. Then keep Win XP C.D in CD Drive then restart the system. After restarting, it asks Press any key to boot from C.D. Then press any key. Then setup inspects your computer configuration and it takes time.

After inspection is over setup will start ,press enter to continue. Then press F8 to agree the end user license. Then setup will shows the existing partitions and unpartitioned space on your computer.

If suppose your HDD is new one with 40 GB. Then setup shows only unpartitioned space on your computer that is approximately 38201 MB. So to create a partition press C. Then it will ask the size of the partition. Suppose you have given 8000 MB,then press enter. Then It will create partition C for you. Then it shows 30200 MB as unpartitioned space. Now select unpartitioned space then again press C for creating second partition. Suppose you have again given 8000 MB as size then press enter. Then it will create partition D for you. Again select unpartitioned space then again press C for creating third partition. This time you have given the remaining 22191 MB as size and then press enter. Then it will create third partition E. So now you have totally 3 partitions. Still it shows 8 MB unpartitioned space. But we can not create fourth partition with 8 MB. So leave it.

Now we have 3 partitions with sizes 8000MB,8000MB,22191MB respectively. All these are RAW harddisk partitions. Now select partition C for installing Win XP then press enter. After installation of Win XP there are only two RAW harddisk partitions. They are D and E partitions. So after installing Win XP double click my computer. Then right click D drive and select Format then select File system FAT32 then click start. Then it will format D drive. Similarly format E drive also. Now you learnt how to format harddisk of size greater than 80 GB.

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