Formats hard DISKs. More possibilities than listed here./mbr fills the first 446 bytes of the Master Boot Record (the first 512 bytes) with zeros./status display status, i.e. partition info. ignores eXtended disk-access support.
A program found in all Aptiva software loads that allows modification of the partitions and/or logical drives on the hard drive. It can Display, Delete and Create partitions and logical drives, defining them for DOS, OS/2 or Windows, depending on which version of FDISK is used and how it is used. Type FDISK and hit Enter to start the program. This is a DESTRUCTIVE command and incorrect use will result in data loss
FDISK is a utility, included in all versions of MSDOS and Windows, for formatting (preparing) a hard disk drive to hold data and to logically partition the disk, specifying and naming major portions of it for different uses. FDISK is used to prepare and partition a brand new hard drive, and typically most personal computers today arrive with the drive already partitioned and loaded with the operating system and perhaps other software.
Many partition table manipulators are known as fdisk. Before hard disks can be used, they must be divided into one or more logical disks called partitions. This division is described in the partition table found in sector 0 of the disk.