MS-DOS is an old code-based operating system that was used before any of the Windows graphical user interfaces were invented. Everything was run by codes that you typed in. MS-DOS is still included in all Windows operating systems. It is simply used in the "Command prompt", which is a window that will allow you to type in codes to accomplish tasks. To partition a hard drive is to divide it into different sections and treat each section as a separate hard drive. If you'd like to use MS-DOS to partition your hard drive, then you need to make an MS-DOS boot disk to do so.
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Things you need
- Floppy diskette
Place your floppy diskette in your computer's disk drive.
Click on "Start" > "My Computer". Find your floppy diskette under the words "Devices with removable storage".
Click your floppy diskette once with the right mouse button and select "Format" from the list of options that appears.
In the format window, put a check mark in the box next to the words "Create an MS-DOS startup disk".
Click the "Start" button in the bottom right corner of the format window. Windows will let you know when it is finished creating your MS-DOS startup disk, so you can partition your hard drive.
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