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Old 01-30-2012, 06:41 PM
 
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a friend's Windows 98 PC with a 15GB drive
Was this, when they all said *you would nevah fill that up* ???

In my case the first drive (on the pic) was meant for all my working documents. The second was the original C drive, then the third one was meant for any document I was working on, and the last one was the OOPS drive where you could restore the whole thing to factory set up ...
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Old 01-30-2012, 07:36 PM
 
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When I built my first computer (I was 11 at the time, 13 years ago) I put a 80gb HDD in it, and I BRAGGED about it. I had so much space it was unreal. I would NEVER fill that beast up!

Nowadays I have over 5TB of data floating around...
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Old 01-30-2012, 08:33 PM
 
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Start, Run, cmd, diskpart, list disk, select disk X, clean, create partition primary, select partition 1, active, format=fs ntfs quick, assign, exit
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Old 01-30-2012, 08:45 PM
 
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Start, Run, cmd, diskpart, list disk, select disk X, clean, create partition primary, select partition 1, active, format=fs ntfs quick, assign, exit
Thanks, I will add that to my (goody = good to know box)
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Old 01-30-2012, 10:15 PM
 
Location: United State of Texas
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My first computer was a Commodore 64 with a tape drive. My first "real" PC was a Pentium 100 Compaq with 4MB of very slow ram and a 1 gig hard drive... and that was state of the art machinery that cost $3000.00.

Unbelievable.
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Old 01-31-2012, 11:26 AM
 
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Nowadays I have over 5TB of data floating around...
That is a lot of p0rn!

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Start, Run, cmd, diskpart, list disk, select disk X, clean, create partition primary, select partition 1, active, format=fs ntfs quick, assign, exit
Uh, I had forgotten about the good old "Diskpart" since I really never work on an non-bootable drive through the command line but use GUI instead.

Anyhow, Irman, if you type "clean all" and press ENTER instead, it will wipe out all partitions on the selected disk and leaving the entire disk space as "unallocated" which I think you wanted to do in the first place. Bear in mind that the "clean all" will destroy all data and partitions as it will zero-out the disk and it may take a while depending on your computer's overall speed and the size of the disk being wiped.

Curious, why aren't you using the GUI Windows Disk Manager? Start > Run > diskmgmt.msc > OK

Wouldn't that be easier?
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Old 01-31-2012, 11:57 AM
 
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My first computer was a Commodore 64 with a tape drive. My first "real" PC was a Pentium 100 Compaq with 4MB of very slow ram and a 1 gig hard drive... and that was state of the art machinery that cost $3000.00.

Unbelievable.
IBM PC-1, 64kb ram, 5 1/4" floppy, no hard drive. A little over $3000.00 in 1982. It took me six months to convince my wife to buy it.
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Old 01-31-2012, 02:26 PM
 
Location: Matthews, NC
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That is a lot of p0rn!


Uh, I had forgotten about the good old "Diskpart" since I really never work on an non-bootable drive through the command line but use GUI instead.
We get "blank" drives from the manufacturer and have to diskpart them manually before PXE booting to the DFS for imaging. We could use the GUI but would have to slave the drive in caddy and it is more trouble than it is worth.

I thought someone had already mentioned how to use the GUI so I was just throwing diskpart in for fun.
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