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bootable ntfs format program/disk?

Discussion in 'General Software' started by Nailezs, Oct 19, 2010.

  1. Nailezs

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    hey guys, are there any boot(able) cd's or programs that can do a full ntfs format on a hdd, not including a windows cd?
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    Tons actually.

    Check out Hiren's BootCD. (If anyone asks I didn't say it.)

    Bootable USB/CD with dos and FDISK works just fine if you don't want to get the gloriously overpowered Hiren's disk.

    EDIT: Actually it might be "FORMAT" not "FDISK", I can't remember because Hiren's does it for me while it makes me coffee and massages my feet.
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    Took the words out of my mouth:rockout:
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    doesnt fdisk only format to fat filesystems?
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    or you can just physically connect that drive to another machine and do it there
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    Yeah, I corrected that in my post:

    If you download the HP format tool and the Windows 98 system files which you can use to create a DOS bootable USB drive which has the "format.com" tool which you can use to format the drive.

    Alternatively you can create a DOS boot CD (in most burner programs) and copy the "format.com" file from the Windows 98 system files to the disc (though it may already be included).

    Either that or let Hiren's make you a cup of fresh Peruvian coffee, medium grind with a teaspoon of natural sugar.
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    just downloaded hiren's, i will play around with it tonight so i can figure out waht im doing before i actually do it. do you know which tool i should use on hirens ?

    EDIT: n/m, looks like the Partition Wizard Home Edition 5.2 on hirens will do the trick

    thx guys

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