Partitioning discs & reformatting 1 "drive" question

By macx
Sep 14, 2005
  1. If a single physical HD disc is partitioned into i.e.
    Drive C and Drive D, and if Drive C has to be reformatted,
    does it affect Drive D?

    Anything special to do?

  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 9,431

    No. It is the partitions that you format, not disks. (Stupid MS legacy to call partitions drives)

    You should triple check that the thing you are formatting is the right partition - drive letter assignments are not always the same.
  3. macx

    macx TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 780

    Thanks so much for the replies to both of my questions!

    I thank my lucky stars I happened upon this website -
    you can probly tell I have a "few blank pages" in my knowledge base!
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