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    How do I F-Disk (Windows XP - PRO)

    For background see my post Reinstall woes . So now I have to F-Disk my drive and reinstall windows. This would be fine but how can one do this with XP-PRO? If I go to the command prompt it will, of course, not let me do it because windows is running. I really do not how to do this now. I probably need the instructions relatively detailed as I am in "computer dumb" <img src=/S/confused.gif border=0 alt=confused width=15 height=20> mode today. Just one of those days (Probably the expectation of having to do the F-Disk). <img src=/S/igiveup.gif border=0 alt=igiveup width=31 height=23>

    Thanks in advance for any and all help you can give me.

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    Re: How do I F-Disk (Windows XP - PRO)

    You need to create a startable DOS disk and boot the computer with it. Once Windows is running, low-level work like this is impossible.

    Go to BootDisk.com and download a Windows 98 startup image, create a floppy, and reboot with the disk. You should then be able to re-partition everything to your heart's content. Alternatively, Windows XP setup will partition the disk for you, if you prefer - without any additional steps beyond booting with the Windows CD-ROM.
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    Re: How do I F-Disk (Windows XP - PRO)

    Hi Kathie,

    Without going into the lurid details here, I'll refer you to a website that has step by step instructions on fdisk.
    It says for Win 98 but fdisk will work fine on XP.

    Go to:FSDISK

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