Updated: 06/02/2020 by Computer Hope
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
Fixed Disk Setup Program
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Current fixed disk drive: 1
Choose one of the following:
1. Create DOS partition or Logical DOS Drive
2. Set active partition
3. Delete partition or Logical DOS Drive
4. Display partition information
5. Change current fixed disk drive
Enter choice: [ 1 ]
Press Esc to exit FDISK
In this screen you have the options below:
- Creating DOS partition or Logical DOS Drive - Choose this option if you need to create a partition on your computer hard drive. If you're planning to recreate your partition, 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 lets you 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 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 on the computer. This option lets you toggle from one fixed drive to another.