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ok, i think hd3 was supposed to be my windows d drive and it is formatted with a linux file system right? can i now correct my mistake and change it to a windows file system OR do i have to re-install??
Why not use fdisk that is already installed most likely on your system to reset the partition in question. Set it as a DOS type partition then just boot into Windows. From there you should be able to format it as you wish. No need to download any additional software.
From man fdisk:
There are several *fdisk programs around. Each has its problems and strengths. Try them in the order cfdisk, fdisk,
sfdisk. (Indeed, cfdisk is a beautiful program that has strict requirements on the partition tables it accepts, and
produces high quality partition tables. Use it if you can. fdisk is a buggy program that does fuzzy things - usually
it happens to produce reasonable results. Its single advantage is that it has some support for BSD disk labels and
other non-DOS partition tables. Avoid it if you can. sfdisk is for hackers only - the user interface is terrible, but
it is more correct than fdisk and more powerful than both fdisk and cfdisk. Moreover, it can be used noninterac-