Below is the main screen used during the time running FDISK. The below screen is also the first screen if your computer operating system does not support FAT32. From this window you have the capability of setting up or removing partitions from your hard drive(s).
Microsoft Windows 98
1. Create DOS partition or Logical DOS Drive
Enter choice: [ 1 ]
Press Esc to exit FDISK
In this screen you have the below options:
- Creating DOS partition or Logical DOS Drive - Choose this option if you need to create a partition on your computer hard drive. If you are planning to recreate your partition you will first need to choose 3 to delete the partition.
- Set active partition - If you have created multiple partitions on your hard drive, choose this option to specify what partition you want to be the active partition. The second option allows you to specify what partition the computer is going to look at and use to boot. If this partition does not have an operating system a "Non system disk" error is given when booting the computer. When choosing option 2 to set active partition, you will see a listing of the current partitions; choose the number representing the partition you want to set active, one is the default setting.
- Delete partition or Logical DOS Drive - This option is used if you need to delete partition(s) from the computer's hard drive.
- Display partition information - Use this option to look at the current fixed disk drive partition information. If you have multiple drives, choose option 5 to display the other hard drive's information.
- Change current fixed disk drive - This option only shows if you have multiple drives within the computer. This option allows you to toggle from one fixed drive to another.
- See our fdisk command page for further information and related links on this command.