How to delete a NTFL Partition

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I want to delete a Win2k advance server OS to replace it with Win98SE OS, so I've been trying to delete the NTFL partition. I've used a Win98 boot disk, DOS boot disk but after I delete the partition and reboot the PC the Win2k Advance server NTFL partition is still there.
is there a specific way to do this?


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Pettytheft

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Win98 cannot remove a NTFS partition. Your going to have to reboot off of the Win2k server disk and remove the partitions with that. Or you can go here <A HREF="http://www.bootdisk.com/" target="_new">http://www.bootdisk.com/</A>

Scroll down to the partitioning section and check out some of the utilities.

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ejsmith2

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I've managed to erase a NTFS partition once with Fdisk. More often that not, I boot the win2k disk, and delete the partition inside the install program.

If you use a boot loader, you can avoid this problem entirely.
 

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Use the freeware tool delpart.exe. Kills NTFS like a champ.

(Although it may LOOK like FDISK can delete NTFS partitions, it is actually still there.)



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Repartiion the whole drive with Fdisk and use Fdisk /MBR to get rid of the boot record.

It works trust me, you just need ot delete every partition on the drive and the master boot record....
 

kal326

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In Fdisk NTFS partitions are under the NON-DOS delete option, delete it there and then do like someone else already said and fdisk /mbr after that. That will clean NTFS off, trust me I did it when I went back to Win98SE after running win2k Pro.

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