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19-08-2002, 12:25 PM
I have a HP 6327.When I use my system recovery disk it tells me my hard drive is not initialized and to use fdisk.I'm unsure how to do this could someone please guide me,Thanks,Max.

19-08-2002, 01:00 PM
Perhaps you could explsain why you are using recovery, (what happened to make your disk appear to need initialising) and what version of windows you are using?

Would help for someone to give a more specific answer.

Fdisk is a DOS utility that partitions and initialises the disk, and using it will likely destroy any data on your disk (as will the restore usually)

19-08-2002, 03:24 PM
I'm running 98se and am using system recovery as I'm getting bsod and boot problems.I'm not worried that it will format disk.Max.

19-08-2002, 05:25 PM
Check the FAQ on formatting or partitioning using FDIsk
http://pressf1.co.nz/thread.jsp?forum=1&thread=23420&q=FAQ Partition#72065