Formatting bootcamp drive w/o XP disk

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by AHDuke99, May 19, 2007.

  1. AHDuke99 macrumors 68020


    Nov 14, 2002
    Charleston, SC
    Is it possible to format my boot camp partition without a XP disk? I tried Vista and backed up my XP partition, now i want to restore it but my XP disk keeps telling me that the partition that boot camp made cannot be formatted when i select FAT. is it possible to format it for FAT without having to use the XP disk? i cant access the disk on the desktop, only in disk utility. i have my old bootcamp HD backed up and all i need to do is to be able to copy all the files into the new partition.
  2. Fleetwood Mac macrumors 65816

    Fleetwood Mac

    Apr 27, 2006
    You might be better off deleting the BootCamp partition using the utility.

    Applications/Utilities/BootCamp Utility

    Follow the wizard to delete the BootCamp partition. After that, restart for good measure, open up the utility again and create a new BootCamp partition just like you did when you installed Windows the first time.

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