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Can anyone help me out:--
Out of 2 HDDs, I dont have any problem with my 40 GB HD
which is perfectly ok & getting formatted from within
windows-ME and DOS(using format command) as well.. But my
problem is with the 20 GB HD which is getting formatted
only from within windows but not in DOS.. My question is,
if the 40 GB HD can be formatted in DOS using format
command then why wont the 20 GB HD be formatted the same
way??? and whats the remedy???
And please let me know if possible:What is the full form
of IDE???
Thanks in advance...
 
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What file system was previously used to format the 20GB?

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"KUNAL K.." <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> Can anyone help me out:--
> Out of 2 HDDs, I dont have any problem with my 40 GB HD
> which is perfectly ok & getting formatted from within
> windows-ME and DOS(using format command) as well.. But my
> problem is with the 20 GB HD which is getting formatted
> only from within windows but not in DOS.. My question is,
> if the 40 GB HD can be formatted in DOS using format
> command then why wont the 20 GB HD be formatted the same
> way??? and whats the remedy???
> And please let me know if possible:What is the full form
> of IDE???
> Thanks in advance...
>
>
 

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It's possible the file system used to format the 20gig is one that dos can't
see. In that case you have to fdisk first, then format it.

"KUNAL K.." <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> Can anyone help me out:--
> Out of 2 HDDs, I dont have any problem with my 40 GB HD
> which is perfectly ok & getting formatted from within
> windows-ME and DOS(using format command) as well.. But my
> problem is with the 20 GB HD which is getting formatted
> only from within windows but not in DOS.. My question is,
> if the 40 GB HD can be formatted in DOS using format
> command then why wont the 20 GB HD be formatted the same
> way??? and whats the remedy???
> And please let me know if possible:What is the full form
> of IDE???
> Thanks in advance...
 
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It would appear that the 40gb HDD is FAT32 and the 20gb is NTFS.. Win 98
startup diskettes will not see NTFS drives.. try using the FDISK function
first and see if you can remove the non-dos partition..



"KUNAL K.." <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> Can anyone help me out:--
> Out of 2 HDDs, I dont have any problem with my 40 GB HD
> which is perfectly ok & getting formatted from within
> windows-ME and DOS(using format command) as well.. But my
> problem is with the 20 GB HD which is getting formatted
> only from within windows but not in DOS.. My question is,
> if the 40 GB HD can be formatted in DOS using format
> command then why wont the 20 GB HD be formatted the same
> way??? and whats the remedy???
> And please let me know if possible:What is the full form
> of IDE???
> Thanks in advance...
>
>
 
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Initially FAT32..But then i tried NTFS to install XP-pro..
But it was unsuccessful.. so i got back to ME and then
formatted that disk...




>-----Original Message-----
>What file system was previously used to format the 20GB?
>
>--
>
>Harry Ohrn MS-MVP [Shell/User]
>www.webtree.ca/windowsxp
>
>
>"KUNAL K.." <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote
in message
>news:c3b501c489e1$836dbaf0$a401280a@phx.gbl...
>> Can anyone help me out:--
>> Out of 2 HDDs, I dont have any problem with my 40 GB HD
>> which is perfectly ok & getting formatted from within
>> windows-ME and DOS(using format command) as well.. But
my
>> problem is with the 20 GB HD which is getting formatted
>> only from within windows but not in DOS.. My question
is,
>> if the 40 GB HD can be formatted in DOS using format
>> command then why wont the 20 GB HD be formatted the same
>> way??? and whats the remedy???
>> And please let me know if possible:What is the full form
>> of IDE???
>> Thanks in advance...
>>
>>
>
>
>.
>
 
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I've tried fdisk many times and have done it successfully
everytime to create 2 to 3 partitions.. But after that
format is not possible with format command in DOS..But i
can format it from within windows..While the other disk(40
GB) is working fine both in DOS and windows.. Please
advice..





>-----Original Message-----
>It's possible the file system used to format the 20gig is
one that dos can't
>see. In that case you have to fdisk first, then format it.
>
>"KUNAL K.." <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote
in message
>news:c3b501c489e1$836dbaf0$a401280a@phx.gbl
>> Can anyone help me out:--
>> Out of 2 HDDs, I dont have any problem with my 40 GB HD
>> which is perfectly ok & getting formatted from within
>> windows-ME and DOS(using format command) as well.. But
my
>> problem is with the 20 GB HD which is getting formatted
>> only from within windows but not in DOS.. My question
is,
>> if the 40 GB HD can be formatted in DOS using format
>> command then why wont the 20 GB HD be formatted the same
>> way??? and whats the remedy???
>> And please let me know if possible:What is the full form
>> of IDE???
>> Thanks in advance...
>
>
>.
>
 
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I've tried fdisk many times and have done it successfully
everytime to create 2 to 3 partitions.. But after that
format is not possible with format command in DOS..But i
can format it from within windows..While the other disk(40
GB) is working fine both in DOS and windows.. Please
advice..





>-----Original Message-----
>It's possible the file system used to format the 20gig is
one that dos can't
>see. In that case you have to fdisk first, then format it.
>
>"KUNAL K.." <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote
in message
>news:c3b501c489e1$836dbaf0$a401280a@phx.gbl
>> Can anyone help me out:--
>> Out of 2 HDDs, I dont have any problem with my 40 GB HD
>> which is perfectly ok & getting formatted from within
>> windows-ME and DOS(using format command) as well.. But
my
>> problem is with the 20 GB HD which is getting formatted
>> only from within windows but not in DOS.. My question
is,
>> if the 40 GB HD can be formatted in DOS using format
>> command then why wont the 20 GB HD be formatted the same
>> way??? and whats the remedy???
>> And please let me know if possible:What is the full form
>> of IDE???
>> Thanks in advance...
>
>
>.
>
 
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No, both the HDs are FAT32..
I've tried fdisk many times and have done it successfully
everytime to create 2 to 3 partitions.. But after that
format is not possible with format command in DOS..But i
can format it from within windows..While the other disk(40
GB) is working fine both in DOS and windows.. Please
advice..



>-----Original Message-----
>It would appear that the 40gb HDD is FAT32 and the 20gb
is NTFS.. Win 98
>startup diskettes will not see NTFS drives.. try using
the FDISK function
>first and see if you can remove the non-dos partition..
>
>
>
>"KUNAL K.." <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote
in message
>news:c3b501c489e1$836dbaf0$a401280a@phx.gbl...
>> Can anyone help me out:--
>> Out of 2 HDDs, I dont have any problem with my 40 GB HD
>> which is perfectly ok & getting formatted from within
>> windows-ME and DOS(using format command) as well.. But
my
>> problem is with the 20 GB HD which is getting formatted
>> only from within windows but not in DOS.. My question
is,
>> if the 40 GB HD can be formatted in DOS using format
>> command then why wont the 20 GB HD be formatted the same
>> way??? and whats the remedy???
>> And please let me know if possible:What is the full form
>> of IDE???
>> Thanks in advance...
>>
>>
>
>
>.
>
 
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The problem is that DOS can't read NTFS therefore you can't format the drive
from DOS until you remove NTFS. To do that run FDISK or another partitioning
program. If you use FDISK then select the option to Delete Partitions. Next
select the option to Delete Non-DOS partitions. Get rid of the partition
listed as that will be the NTFS partition. Once it is removed you can use
Create Partitions. Create a Primary Partition or Logical Partition as you
wish. Reboot and you will be able to run the Format command.

--

Harry Ohrn MS-MVP [Shell/User]
www.webtree.ca/windowsxp


"KUNAL K.." <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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|
| Initially FAT32..But then i tried NTFS to install XP-pro..
| But it was unsuccessful.. so i got back to ME and then
| formatted that disk...
|
|
|
|
| >-----Original Message-----
| >What file system was previously used to format the 20GB?
| >
| >--
| >
| >Harry Ohrn MS-MVP [Shell/User]
| >www.webtree.ca/windowsxp
| >
| >
| >"KUNAL K.." <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote
| in message
| >news:c3b501c489e1$836dbaf0$a401280a@phx.gbl...
| >> Can anyone help me out:--
| >> Out of 2 HDDs, I dont have any problem with my 40 GB HD
| >> which is perfectly ok & getting formatted from within
| >> windows-ME and DOS(using format command) as well.. But
| my
| >> problem is with the 20 GB HD which is getting formatted
| >> only from within windows but not in DOS.. My question
| is,
| >> if the 40 GB HD can be formatted in DOS using format
| >> command then why wont the 20 GB HD be formatted the same
| >> way??? and whats the remedy???
| >> And please let me know if possible:What is the full form
| >> of IDE???
| >> Thanks in advance...
| >>
| >>
| >
| >
| >.
| >
 
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One point to add. After you run FDISK, remove and recreate a partition you
must set the partition you want to format as Active. You must quit FDISK by
pressing ESC. Then you must reboot the computer before you try running the
format command. If you don't set the partition you ant to format as Active
and if you don't reboot you will run into trouble.

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www.webtree.ca/windowsxp


"KUNAL K.." <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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|
| Initially FAT32..But then i tried NTFS to install XP-pro..
| But it was unsuccessful.. so i got back to ME and then
| formatted that disk...
|
|
|
|
| >-----Original Message-----
| >What file system was previously used to format the 20GB?
| >
| >--
| >
| >Harry Ohrn MS-MVP [Shell/User]
| >www.webtree.ca/windowsxp
| >
| >
| >"KUNAL K.." <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote
| in message
| >news:c3b501c489e1$836dbaf0$a401280a@phx.gbl...
| >> Can anyone help me out:--
| >> Out of 2 HDDs, I dont have any problem with my 40 GB HD
| >> which is perfectly ok & getting formatted from within
| >> windows-ME and DOS(using format command) as well.. But
| my
| >> problem is with the 20 GB HD which is getting formatted
| >> only from within windows but not in DOS.. My question
| is,
| >> if the 40 GB HD can be formatted in DOS using format
| >> command then why wont the 20 GB HD be formatted the same
| >> way??? and whats the remedy???
| >> And please let me know if possible:What is the full form
| >> of IDE???
| >> Thanks in advance...
| >>
| >>
| >
| >
| >.
| >
 
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I've already done exactly what u've said..Not once but as
many as 3 times... But still the problem persists with the
20GB HD... where as no problem whatsoever with the 40GB
HD..
NB- I've treated both the HD in the same way...
Please advice...





>-----Original Message-----
>The problem is that DOS can't read NTFS therefore you
can't format the drive
>from DOS until you remove NTFS. To do that run FDISK or
another partitioning
>program. If you use FDISK then select the option to
Delete Partitions. Next
>select the option to Delete Non-DOS partitions. Get rid
of the partition
>listed as that will be the NTFS partition. Once it is
removed you can use
>Create Partitions. Create a Primary Partition or Logical
Partition as you
>wish. Reboot and you will be able to run the Format
command.
>
>--
>
>Harry Ohrn MS-MVP [Shell/User]
>www.webtree.ca/windowsxp
>
>
>"KUNAL K.." <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote
in message
>news:ca2001c48a13$51b9a870$a601280a@phx.gbl...
>|
>| Initially FAT32..But then i tried NTFS to install XP-
pro..
>| But it was unsuccessful.. so i got back to ME and then
>| formatted that disk...
>|
>|
>|
>|
>| >-----Original Message-----
>| >What file system was previously used to format the
20GB?
>| >
>| >--
>| >
>| >Harry Ohrn MS-MVP [Shell/User]
>| >www.webtree.ca/windowsxp
>| >
>| >
>| >"KUNAL K.." <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote
>| in message
>| >news:c3b501c489e1$836dbaf0$a401280a@phx.gbl...
>| >> Can anyone help me out:--
>| >> Out of 2 HDDs, I dont have any problem with my 40 GB
HD
>| >> which is perfectly ok & getting formatted from within
>| >> windows-ME and DOS(using format command) as well..
But
>| my
>| >> problem is with the 20 GB HD which is getting
formatted
>| >> only from within windows but not in DOS.. My question
>| is,
>| >> if the 40 GB HD can be formatted in DOS using format
>| >> command then why wont the 20 GB HD be formatted the
same
>| >> way??? and whats the remedy???
>| >> And please let me know if possible:What is the full
form
>| >> of IDE???
>| >> Thanks in advance...
>| >>
>| >>
>| >
>| >
>| >.
>| >
>
>
>.
>
 
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Try a low level format on the drive and then see if you can partition and
format it.
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Harry Ohrn MS-MVP [Shell/User]
www.webtree.ca/windowsxp


"KUNAL K.." <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:015701c48ad5$05f3fe00$a301280a@phx.gbl...
> I've already done exactly what u've said..Not once but as
> many as 3 times... But still the problem persists with the
> 20GB HD... where as no problem whatsoever with the 40GB
> HD..
> NB- I've treated both the HD in the same way...
> Please advice...
>
>
>
>
>
>>-----Original Message-----
>>The problem is that DOS can't read NTFS therefore you
> can't format the drive
>>from DOS until you remove NTFS. To do that run FDISK or
> another partitioning
>>program. If you use FDISK then select the option to
> Delete Partitions. Next
>>select the option to Delete Non-DOS partitions. Get rid
> of the partition
>>listed as that will be the NTFS partition. Once it is
> removed you can use
>>Create Partitions. Create a Primary Partition or Logical
> Partition as you
>>wish. Reboot and you will be able to run the Format
> command.
>>
>>--
>>
>>Harry Ohrn MS-MVP [Shell/User]
>>www.webtree.ca/windowsxp
>>
>>
>>"KUNAL K.." <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote
> in message
>>news:ca2001c48a13$51b9a870$a601280a@phx.gbl...
>>|
>>| Initially FAT32..But then i tried NTFS to install XP-
> pro..
>>| But it was unsuccessful.. so i got back to ME and then
>>| formatted that disk...
>>|
>>|
>>|
>>|
>>| >-----Original Message-----
>>| >What file system was previously used to format the
> 20GB?
>>| >
>>| >--
>>| >
>>| >Harry Ohrn MS-MVP [Shell/User]
>>| >www.webtree.ca/windowsxp
>>| >
>>| >
>>| >"KUNAL K.." <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote
>>| in message
>>| >news:c3b501c489e1$836dbaf0$a401280a@phx.gbl...
>>| >> Can anyone help me out:--
>>| >> Out of 2 HDDs, I dont have any problem with my 40 GB
> HD
>>| >> which is perfectly ok & getting formatted from within
>>| >> windows-ME and DOS(using format command) as well..
> But
>>| my
>>| >> problem is with the 20 GB HD which is getting
> formatted
>>| >> only from within windows but not in DOS.. My question
>>| is,
>>| >> if the 40 GB HD can be formatted in DOS using format
>>| >> command then why wont the 20 GB HD be formatted the
> same
>>| >> way??? and whats the remedy???
>>| >> And please let me know if possible:What is the full
> form
>>| >> of IDE???
>>| >> Thanks in advance...
>>| >>
>>| >>
>>| >
>>| >
>>| >.
>>| >
>>
>>
>>.
>>
 

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