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: 5,837   +6

    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: 718

    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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