I have a crashed PC where can i get FDISK

December 1, 2011 at 14:52:37
Specs: Windows 7, 2G

where can i get an fdisk

i have a crashed pc, I have a OS that I can install, I need an fdisk to partition my hard drive so that the OS will install. can anyone help????


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#1
December 1, 2011 at 15:16:19

Your installation disk for Win 7 has all the tools needed to partition, format and re-install. Forget about fdisk... you'll create more problems than you already have!

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#2
December 1, 2011 at 16:12:35

Wrong Owen,

My vista OS crashed and I installed Linux, now I am trying to install windows again and my HD is not partitioned. I need the fdisk to install dos and partition my HD. My windows installation disk will not install without this partition.

Thetumbleweed


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#3
December 1, 2011 at 17:36:27

It is Ewen. He was correct.

You don't use FDISK in dos or windows 7.

You don't have a full window installation disk then.

Boot to a live linux cd and use the partition program that comes with the distro. It may be fdisk but usually not. You should use windows 7 to format it as the ntfs version is new.

You can borrow anyone's vista or windows 7 dvd and make that. Install their disk to your system and then recover it with your disk.

Be careful that you don't need to keep a recovery partition. IN FACT that is actually what I think you need for this. When you installed linux, you deleted the recovery partition that had all the windows files. Contact the OEM to buy replacement media to recover it from scratch.

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#4
December 2, 2011 at 10:18:59

First, sorry about the misspelling of Ewen's name. Second I got Windows 7 loaded but it wasn't close to automatic. I first used the linux disk to change the file system from the
EXFS, ( I think that's what they call it) to the FAT32 then tried to load windows again and windows still would not load. So I went into advanced options and deleted the file system making the drive unallocated space. This may be the bull in the china shop but it worked.

Thanks for y'alls help!
Thetumbleweed


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#5
December 2, 2011 at 10:21:15

PS

You were right about the fdisk, that was something that worked well back when I had a 486 but I can see that it is pretty much outdated.


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#6
December 2, 2011 at 21:02:03

Hello thetumbleweed, first if you are speaking of Win 7 then dear friend it has NTFS file system !! You will not find FAT32 here, so Jefro is right !!

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#7
December 3, 2011 at 01:03:41

Well dear friend, I already knew that but the linux disk did not contain the NTFS so I changed it to the FAT32 in hopes that windows would at least recognize it and allow me to load, as I said I had to delete the entire file system so that windows was working with a blank disk rather than overwrite another system. Which worked quite well thank you.

Thetumbleweed


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#8
December 3, 2011 at 15:48:15

Glad you got it all sorted... thank you for coming back with your findings.

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#9
December 3, 2011 at 20:38:18

That WAS the correct step, deleting the partition and creating a new one in the unallocated space. Glad you got it sorted out.

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