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Old 07-02-2005, 10:21 PM   #1
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formatting ext3 to ntfs


i have tried two or three distros on my laptop and it is just not gonna work. However, my lappy still likes to defualt to linux even though it doesn't work properly. Is there any way to format a ext3 back to a ntfs?
 
Old 07-03-2005, 12:00 AM   #2
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Insert your Windows cd and boot to it, choose repair, and it will remove the Linux boot loader, then boot to Windows and use the disk manager under administrative tools in the control panel to remove the ext3 partition and create and format the partition NTFS.
 
Old 07-03-2005, 07:46 AM   #3
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Or a quicker way to get rid of the boot loader is (if you installed in the MBR) Like said load up the windows cd on boot, but enter the recovery console and run "fixmbr" and this will write a new MBR, and windows will load now, And format like said above!
 
Old 07-03-2005, 09:53 AM   #4
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My lappy did not come with a windows install disc, only a recovery cd. The CD is retarded and will only format my first partition. It refuses to let me format the other.
 
Old 07-03-2005, 10:38 AM   #5
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What version of Windows??? NT,200, and XP have a disk manager in the control panel under Administrative tools. It can repartition and format the second drive.
 
  


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