Procedure to format and re-partition primary HD?
Posted on 1999-01-22
I'm in the process of backing up my primary 4GB hard drive, repartitioning it (it's presently set as drive C: and E:), and reloading Win95. The reason I'm doing this is because of some suspected Registry corruption and ongoing lock-ups and crashes.
I have a second 425MB HD (designated as D:) where all of my key files have been transferred or saved to. My question is pretty straightforward: what is the correct procedure for a reformat and repartitioning? I had everything set to go on Thursday night (even had my finger poised over the Y/N key after typing "format c:" at the DOS prompt) but stopped at the last minute so I could post this query. (I want to make sure I do it right and I've never partitioned a hard drive before).
I have the necessary DOS 6.22 and CD-ROM driver diskettes ready to go as soon as everything is done but I just want to make sure I haven't overlooked anything. Could someone please give me a step by step procedure for formatting and partitioning a 4GB primary HD (the boot drive for my system)?