hard drive problem

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helllo , ok i wanted to back up my system before reformating the drive,
so this came to mind, i had a old drive(40gigs) , there was something wrong with it, now i needed it , i want to fix it,
heres the problem:
when it starts up , it takes 3-4 mins to get to the login screen, after login, the system runs very slowly, the drive is split into 2 parts again.
C and D. i think the D drive is fine, just the C Drive.
is there way to fix this problem ?
it be great if it can....
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If you don't want the hard drive data, format and partition it. (FDISK)

If you do, get your data off then repartition it and format it for the new computer. Make sure you have the OS to re-install as well as a bootable floppy disk.
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If you don't want the hard drive data, format and partition it. (FDISK)

possible to use FDISK in winxp ?
if so how ?
i never done it before...
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Right click mycomputer
Properties
hardware tab
device manager
hard disk +
and you can format your slave there.
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k , i know that , but i wanted to know if win xp can use fdisk ?
cuz it can only do it on win 98 or with a win98 boot disk right ?
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I tried F disk on xp once (attempt) I couldn't get it to work.
You could also boot from windows xp disk and delete the partition off and create a new one.
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oh ya, i could use the winxp cd to boot..
forgot that...
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Correct, boot to the CD and use the partition (fdisk) at startup. I would also reccomend the NTFS if you have no other disks that use FAT 32.

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