Microsoft KB Archive/51671
FDISK Not Necessary Prior to Installing MS-DOS 4.00 PSS ID Number: Q51671 Article last modified on 01-21-1993 PSS database name: O_MSDOS
|The information in this article applies to:|
|- Microsoft MS-DOS operating system versions 4.00 and 4.01|
If you are installing Microsoft MS-DOS Packaged Product Version 4.00 on a “brand new” system, the only preparation necessary is a low-level format. Part of the MS-DOS Version 4.00 installation procedure includes partitioning of the hard disk and high-level formatting.
After a low-level format is performed on a hard-disk system, you should place the Install Disk from the MS-DOS Version 4.00 Packaged Product in Drive A and press CTRL+ALT+DEL. Following a few disk swaps, a menu will be displayed informing you that the hard disk has not yet been prepared. The menu gives you the following two choices:
- Allow MS-DOS to automatically select the disk partition
- Allow you to choose your own partitioning scheme
Once this process is complete, you are required to reboot the system from the MS-DOS Install disk. A high-level format will then be performed, and the remainder of the installation will continue from this point in a similar fashion to an MS-DOS Packaged Product system that is being upgraded from a previous version of MS-DOS.
There is a problem with the SELECT command not using the entire hard disk. For further information about this problem, query on the following keywords:
select and confirmed and 100
Additional reference words: 4.00 4.01 noupd
Copyright Microsoft Corporation 1993.