Having problems with your Sony VAIO VGN-FJ270/B Notebook ?

Could you help me with partitioning my hard drive please?

\015 Hi, you posted a response to my fj270 question, and you are correct saying that i am going back to XP from Vista ultimate. I was unaware of the different file systems causing a problem\015\012\015\012Any help on how to do this would be very helpful. Hopefully i can print the directions off and get to work on this by the weekend now.\015\012\015\012Thanks once again,\015\012\015\012Chris\015

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OK, this should be very simple.
\015\012First: Put in the recovery disk with XP, when it boots up to its main screen you should be given different option (eg, Repair, Format, Install new, etc...) It is different with every computer but if you read the options they are usually self explanatory.
\015\012I suggest you try the option that formats the Hard Drive and Installs a new copy first, as sometimes this works and could save you some time and effort.
\015\012If that doesn't work and you get the file system error you are going to have to do the partition thing to completley wipe the file system from the hard drive.
\015\012To do this: Reboot the computer untill you get back to that main screen and in there you should see an option to partiton the hard drive. Once in the partition software you will be given a few options like 1. create a new partition 2. create a logical drive 3. delete a partition.
\015\012First delete all active partitions, second create a new partition (here you can select if you want to use your full drive so you only have a C drive or you can split it to multiple drives, eg C,D etc.)
\015\012If you chose multiple (which i recomend, so you can save all important files to D so if you ever have to re-run your system you won't lose those files) Create your C drive by selecting how much space you want (usually 1/2 to 3/4 of the drive) then select create a new partition again and create your D drive with the space that is left (it will give you instructions as you go, just stick with the defaults) when you are finished select the second option to create a logical drive (again just let it do its thing and stick with the defaults) when you are done reboot and from that main page you will have to format both drives (or just the one if you chose that option) and Install windows again with a new install (not a repair or recover as it might try to do this from your previous attempt at installing.) thats it, if you have any questions don't hesitate to ask.
\015\012Also Vista does have the option of using either FAT32 or NTFS so really it depends on which way it was installed, if it was installed with a FAT32 then you will have no problem just intalling XP from the start. You will only have to do the partition thing if it was installed with the NTFS file system.
\015\012Hope this helped you!
\015\012Let me know either way!
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