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Re: Formatting a HD for NTFS
Ra Byn Nov-17-00 04:36 AM
I've got a friend who is trying to go from a FAT 32 partition into a NT native partition. From what I could understand, he has a NT CD but is having trouble getting to a point where he can actually use it. I guess he needs the equivalent of a boot disk for NT but the one he has says that it's the wrong version for what he wants. Thats about all I could collect. He's willing to go back to FAT16 is this is what he needs to do.
I have no NT experience so I'm hoping that you know what he's talking about even if I don't.

Thanks,

Sincerely,

ra byn james



1. RE: Re: Formatting a HD for NTFS
lbyard Nov-18-00 06:32 PM
In response to message 0
The Win NT 4.0 CD is bootable. Try changing your CMOS Setup to boot from the CD. Also, if you have a bootable floppy or Startup floppy (see http://duxcw.com/digest/Fromshop/software/windows/startup/startup.htm and http://duxcw.com/digest/Howto/software/windows/winme/startup/page1.html) with the real-mode CD-ROM driver and mscdex.exe lines in the config.sys and autoexec.bat files respectively (see our CD-ROM Drives FAQs at http://duxcw.com/faq/cdrom/cdrom.htm), you can do the install without the floppies by:
D:\>
D:\>cd i386
D:\>winnet /b
Finally, NT 4.0 comes with three floppies: Setup Boot Disk, Setup Disk 2, and Setup Disk3, which can be used to install it. You can make a set of these floppies by inserting the NT CD into your CD-ROM drive, booting to the DOS prompt and:
D:\>
D:\>cd i386
D:\>winnet /OX
Where D: is your CD-ROM drive.
Larry

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