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Enter the number of the drive you want to set up.
For a two drive system this will be 2 The screen will then return to the previous screen.
Enter 1 to create a DOS partition The system will then carry out a check on your drive and then display a new menu Create DOS Partition or Logical DOS Drive
Current Fixed Drive: 2
Choose one of the following:
1. Create Primary DOS partition
2. Create Extended DOS partition
3. Create logical DOS drive(s) in the extended DOS partition
Enter choice: [1]
Press ESC to return to FDISK Options
If you decide to choose 1 a new message will appear and ask:
Do you wish to use the maximum size for a primary DOS Partition and make the partition active (Y/N) ? [Y]
If you choose Y then the entire drive will be made into one large drive.
If you choose N the system will display the maximum size and ask what percentage or megabytes you want to assign as the primary drive.
The maximum partition size is a function of the Operating System and the Motherboard BIOS.
For example if you are using an early version of Windows 95 the maximum permitted partition size will be two gigabytes.
Motherboards more than two to three years old may also limit the maximum disk size to 8 GB and even older motherboards may be less than that.
Before buying a new drive check the capability of the motherboard and operating system.
If you chose less than 100% for the primary partition then you can now use option 2 and create an extended DOS partition.
This must be the maximum left after the Primary partition has been set up.
If you want to subdivide the extended DOS partition then continue with the third option to create logical DOS drives in the extended partition.
If you are working in Drive 1 then return to the first Option screen and set the primary partition to Active.
Now press ESC and return to Windows.
The system must now be rebooted so the new drives become visible.
The final procedure is to format the drives that have been created by FDISK.
Identify the appropriate drive letter and then either from DOS or from the RUN option of START type FORMAT X: where X is the drive identifier letter.
FORMAT X:/S will format the drive and add a system.
If you are working with a new C: drive then the system must be booted up with a suitable floppy drive.
This can be a WINDOWS Start-up disk created by an existing system or a boot disk provided by the CD-ROM manufacturer.
If the C: drive is formatted the final step is to install Windows from a CD-ROM disk.

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