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clive58

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I've partitioned a HD and formated and installed XP pro on it and now I want to go back to format the remaining part of the hd with a comand prompt.

I'm inputting:

"format D:" and its giving me this:

"The type of the file system is RAW.
Please use the /FS switch to specify the file sysytem
you wish to use on this volume"

Now I want to format the remaining part of he HD to NTFS so what would the comand line be with this "/FS" parameter in?

please use a "_" for spaces so I can see them in your answers ie:
format_D:_/FS_NTFS
or what ever it is.
:)

Clive.
 

Monty

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You could format the remainding partition using windows setup if your not too hot on dos commands. Bung in xp or vista and boot to setup. You should see your partitions and choose which to format. From there you can choose to insall the OS or leave.
 

Fergalsworld

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You can always do is this way
Control panel
Administrative tools
Computer Management
Disk managment
Along side C: (second window down) on the right there will be a unallocated space right click on it and choose new partition and tick quick format and file compression boxes and format it as a primary ntfs partition.
 

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Microsoft Windows 2000 and Windows XP syntax


FORMAT volume [/FS:file-system] [/V:label] [/Q] [/A:size] [/C] [/X]
FORMAT volume [/V:label] [/Q] [/F:size]
FORMAT volume [/V:label] [/Q] [/T:tracks /N:sectors]
FORMAT volume [/V:label] [/Q] [/1] [/4]
FORMAT volume [/Q] [/1] [/4] [/8]

volume Specifies the drive letter (followed by a colon), mount point, or volume name.
/FS:filesystem Specifies the type of the file system (FAT, FAT32, or NTFS).
/V:label Specifies the volume label.
/Q Performs a quick format.
/C Files created on the new volume will be compressed by default.
/X Forces the volume to dismount first if necessary. All opened handles to the volume would no longer be valid.
/A:size Overrides the default allocation unit size. Default settings are strongly recommended for general use.
NTFS supports 512, 1024, 2048, 4096, 8192, 16K, 32K, 64K.
FAT supports 512, 1024, 2048, 4096, 8192, 16K, 32K, 64K, (128K, 256K for sector size > 512 bytes).
FAT32 supports 512, 1024, 2048, 4096, 8192, 16K, 32K, 64K, (128K, 256K for sector size > 512 bytes).
Note that the FAT and FAT32 files systems impose the below restrictions on the number of clusters on a volume:

FAT: Number of clusters <= 65526 FAT32: 65526 < Number of clusters < 268435446

Format will immediately stop processing if it decides that the above requirements cannot be met using the specified cluster size.

NTFS compression is not supported for allocation unit sizes above 4096.

/F:size Specifies the size of the floppy disk to format (160,
180, 320, 360, 640, 720, 1.2, 1.23, 1.44, 2.88, or 20.8).
/T:tracks Specifies the number of tracks per disk side.
/N:sectors Specifies the number of sectors per track.
/1 Formats a single side of a floppy disk.
/4 Formats a 5.25-inch 360K floppy disk in a high-density drive.
/8 Formats eight sectors per track.
 
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MH

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You can always do is this way
Control panel
Administrative tools
Computer Management
Disk managment
Along side C: (second window down) on the right there will be a unallocated space right click on it and choose new partition and tick quick format and file compression boxes and format it as a primary ntfs partition.
Thats the way to do it:)