Prepare Hard Drive for fresh install

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Nottoman, Jun 22, 2004.

  1. Nottoman

    Nottoman Guest

    Messed up OS on my PC.
    Want to do a fresh install of Windows 2000 Pro on hard drive that was
    running Win 98.
    Will the install process of Win2K do the best job of reformatting to NTFS
    and giving me a clean like new hard drive for the new OS?
    Or should I use FDISK to delete the partition, do a /MBR , etc. ?
    Nottoman, Jun 22, 2004
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  2. Nottoman

    Toolman Tim Guest

    Let the new install process do the NTFS format for you - you can
    delete/recreate the partition(s) as part of the install if you would like,
    but it probably isn't necessary. Fdisk isn't an option in W2K. And all it
    would suceeed in doing is wasting your time.
    Toolman Tim, Jun 22, 2004
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