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  1. NTFS formatting without Windows XP CD

    Hey everyone,

    Does anyone know of any floppy based utilities in existence that can
    format hard drives NTFS?

  2. Re: NTFS formatting without Windows XP CD

    Billy Preston wrote in
    news:125q7jpn9s25eea@corp.supernews.com:
    > Does anyone know of any floppy based utilities in existence that can
    > format hard drives NTFS?


    Yes, the linux-based BG-Rescue. Go to
    http://omnibus.uni-freiburg.de/~gian...escue/current/
    and get rescue-0.4.1-1.img, rescue-0.4.1-2.img and rawwrtxp.exe.
    Use rawwrtxp.exe to write each of those two images to a floppy.
    Boot from the first floppy, changes disks when prompted.

    When you get to a command prompt, the program to define a new partition
    is "fdisk", and to format a new partition (or reformat an existing one)
    you'd use "mkntfs".
    http://man.linux-ntfs.org/mkntfs.8.html
    http://www.linuxcommand.org/man_pages/fdisk8.html
    http://www.linux.com/howtos/Partition/partition-2.shtml

    If CD-ROM is an option, you'd probably be much more comfortable doing
    this with the MS-Windows-based BARTPE.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bartpe

  3. Re: NTFS formatting without Windows XP CD

    Thanks for the info!

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