by   May 18 2011   
The /fs switch specifies the file system. While loading from the Pre-installation disk for XP and 2000 I had a volume drive that wasn't formatted and listed as a RAW drive format.

The /fs switch specifies the file system.

While loading from the Pre-installation disk for XP and 2000
I had a volume drive that wasn't formatted and listed as a RAW drive format.

With the XP WinPE disk I loaded up to get into the formatting mode for a factory install.

Syntax

FORMAT /?

FORMAT drive: [/V[:label]] [[/Q] | [/AUTOTEST]] [/FS:file-system] [[/1] [/4] [/8]] | [/A:size] | [/F:size] | [/T:tracks /N:sectors] [/B | /S] [/C] [/BACKUP] [/FORCE] [[/SELECT | /U]] [/X] [/Z:nn]


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/FS:file-system (NT3.1)
The file system (FAT, FAT32 or NTFS). The NTFS file system does not function on floppy disks.

You can find more about formatting from Rick Lively but because it's a GeoCities site which seem to disappear I've emailed Rick to see if we can repost a few things here.

Formatting by Rick Lively (Site is history)

Here's another resource.
http://ss64.com/nt/chkdsk.html
I'll be posting my own very similar to this site so technicians don't have to hunt online as much.

Look for the new design for Technicians and Service Operators coming next week. We are expanding to support small technical business owners and the One Man Shop environments.

http://ss64.com/nt/chkdsk.html

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Edited by - XCTech on 04/09/2010 12:47:21 PM

 

 

 

The /fs switch specifies the file system. While loading from the Pre-installation disk for XP and 2000 I had a volume drive that wasn't formatted and listed as a RAW drive format.