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FDISK Instructions for NTFS
(current 6/3/03 bjm)

Obtain a DOS Boot Diskette from Systems

Delete Non DOS (NTFS) Partition

1.      Insert DOS Boot Diskette into the floppy drive. Power on machine

2.      At the DOS prompt, type:

fdisk and press the <Enter>key.

If the following message appears:

Your computer has a disk larger than 512 MB. This version of Windows includes improved support for large disks,
resulting in more efficient use of disk space on large drives,
and allowing disks over 2 GB to be formatted as a single drive.

Do you wish to enable large disk support (Y/N)?

Press the <Y> key. Press the <Enter> key.

The FDISK Options menu appears.

If you do not see the message the FDISK Options menu will appear without any prompting.

FDISK Options

FDISK Options
Current fixed disk drive:1

Choose one of the following:
 
 
1. Create DOS partition or Logical DOS Drive 
2. Set active partition
3. Delete partition or Logical DOS Drive
4. Display partition information
 
 
Enter choice(3)
 
Press Esc to exit FDISK
 
 

 

3.      Press the <3> key.

4.      Press the <Enter> key.

 


The Delete DOS Partition or Logical DOS Drive menu appears.

Delete DOS Partition or Logical DOS Drive

        Delete DOS Partition or Logical DOS Drive         
 
Current fixed disk drive: 1
 
Choose one of the following:
 
1.  Delete Primary DOS Partition
2.  Delete Extended DOS Partition
3.  Delete Logical DOS Drive(s) in the Extended DOS Partition
4.  Delete Non-DOS Partition
 
Enter choice: [4]
 
Press Esc to return to FDISK Options



 

       

5.      Press the <4> key.

6.   Press the <Enter> key.

 

 

Delete Primary DOS Partition

                Delete Non-DOS Partition

Current fixed disk drive: 1
 
Partition Status  Type     Volume Label  Mbytes  System   Usage
  1              A      NTFS                              2047                    100%
 
Total disk space is 2048 Mbytes (1 Mbyte = 1048576 bytes)
 
WARNING! Data in the deleted Non- DOS Partition will be lost.
What Non-Dos partition do you want to delete..? [1]
 
 
Press Esc to return to FDISK Options
 



 

7.   Press the <Enter> key.

 


 

8.      The message: Are you sure(Y/N) appears.

9.      Press the <Y> key and then press the <Enter> key.



 

10.   Press the <Esc> key to continue.

11.   You are done.

 

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