Ok, so how do I format my C: drive?

Ok, so how do I format my C: drive?

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CornJer
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I want to install a server on the C: drive, but for some reason, its not letting me. I'm running windows off the D: drive, and I want to format the C:, yet when I rightclick it off the My Computer box, it says, and right before I finish too, "Windows could not complete the format". WHY?!?
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2007 Jul 12 at 13:06 PDT
melloyellow582
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"CornJer" said:
"Windows..."


theres your problem
 
 
2007 Jul 12 at 15:53 PDT
CornJer
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What, that I have windows?

But windows is installed on the D: drive, like I said. I got an old version like 95 on the C:
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2007 Jul 12 at 17:38 PDT
melloyellow582
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yeah im just saying how much windows is dumb like that.
there are some 3rd party (non windows) programs out there that you could try that would work better.

but i dont know any exact names.
superjer?
 
 
2007 Jul 12 at 19:18 PDT
SuperJer
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I use my Seagate SeaTools boot CD for stuff like formatting. Or sometimes a Windows/Linux install/boot CD. Any kind.

If Windows won't format it, though, there might be something wrong with the drive. Also, it could be the boot drive.
 
 
2007 Jul 15 at 14:49 PDT
CornJer
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How do I tell if its the boot drive?
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2007 Jul 16 at 10:47 PDT
SuperJer
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Unplug it and see if your computer still boots.
 
 
2007 Jul 16 at 12:50 PDT
CornJer
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Ok, so it is the boot drive, infact all C: drives are boot drives for windows. So now I'm wondering, how do I make the D: drive become the boot drive?

EDIT: Scratch all that out. Apparently my comp is two partitions(c: and d:) on a single hard disk. How would I delete the C: drive partition?
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2007 Jul 17 at 12:45 PDT
SuperJer
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Start->Run->"compmgmt.msc"->Storage->Disk Management

will let you manage your partitions... but are you sure you want to delete the partition? Why?
 
 
2007 Jul 18 at 10:02 PDT
CornJer
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All I want to do is completely erase the C: partition and replace it with linux.
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2007 Jul 18 at 21:35 PDT
SuperJer
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It is possible to dual boot from 2 partitions on the same drive, but I would NOT recommend it.

You should have a separate drive for each OS instead. It is much easier and safer.

Also, depending on your setup, it may not be possible to install Linux on your "C:" drive.
 
 
2007 Jul 20 at 16:51 PDT
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