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FDISK (operating system, tool)
(Fixed disk utility) An MS-DOS
utility program which prepares a hard disk
so that it can be
used as a boot disk
and file systems can be created on it.
, Windows 95
, and other Unix
all have this command or something similar.
FDISKA DOS/Windows utility that is used to partition a hard disk, which is necessary before high-level formatting. See format program.
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If this is a brand new installation, use FDISK
to partition C: and create a D: and possibly and E: drive.
Potentially dangerous files (e.g., DEBUG.EXE, SUBST.EXE, FDISK
.EXE) should be erased from all of the hard disks'\DOS directories.
One sure way of getting rid of it is to low-level format the hard disk, run FDISK
to re-establish the Partition Table, then high-level format.
It hadles drives partitioned with the DOS FDISK
program with no problem.
With my operating system disk still in drive A, I ran the DOS FDISK
command from the A[greater than] prompt.