Returning from Partition Magic to Fdisk
Posted on 2000-03-25
I have Partition Magic 4 on a 27 gig hard drive divided into 5 partitions. I used Fdisk to look at the drive and it only shows one partition, no extended partitions, no logical drives. I wanted to re-format my C: drive, but I get error messages using the regular DOS format command. Apparently, it doesn't like the PM drive. It's reported as a non-dos drive.
This is what I want to do:
I want no part of Partition Magic left in my system. I want to use Fdisk and only Fdisk to re-partition the 27 gig drive and I want to use regular old Format to format all the partitions.
Trouble is, I seem to be in a "Catch 22" where I can't use fdisk because of PM. How the heck do I get my hard drive back to a state (like, say, just out of the box) so I can start fresh???
P. S. Thanks you guys. You are the BEST!!!