Reformat OS X Leopard BUT what will happen to bootcamp/XP drive?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by hellobye, Dec 13, 2008.

  1. hellobye macrumors newbie

    Oct 8, 2006
    I want to reformat and re-install OS X Leopard (I am running Leopard currently) however I have Bootcamp going on running XP on its own hard drive bay. I have a Mac Pro 2x2.66 Dual-Core.

    I would like to know if i went ahead and reformated leopard will
    - my XP drive will be lost?
    - Will I be able to access it?
    - Will I have to reformat and reinstall XP and all my windows programs?

  2. gnasher729 macrumors P6


    Nov 25, 2005
    You use Disk Utility for formatting a hard drive. If you have Bootcamp installed, you most likely have two partitions; one for MacOS X and one for Bootcamp. Just make sure that you only format the MacOS X partition.

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