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Reformat win98SE any help?????????/
    #1226020 - 01/17/03 09:55 AM (18 years, 1 month ago)

Hi im gonna reformat my comp soon.. if anyone has some links? that would be swell. Iv been searchin for a bit now and cant find anything usfull.. the problem is that i have a 20gig partition  into c: and d:.  Im good with computer its just that i havnt doens this for awhile  :confused: 


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Re: Reformat win98SE any help?????????/ [Re: Legoulash]
    #1226295 - 01/17/03 11:11 AM (18 years, 1 month ago)

Copy format.com from c:\windows\sytem onto a floppy. Boot to command prompt using F8 during boot. From the a:\ type format c: then hit enter.


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Re: Reformat win98SE any help?????????/ [Re: Legoulash]
    #1226424 - 01/17/03 11:53 AM (18 years, 1 month ago)

boot with dos and go to C:\ and type DELTREE WINDOWS or what your win dir is then go to D:\DSK\win98 or wherever your win98 is :smile: and type setup Good Luck


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Re: Reformat win98SE any help?????????/ [Re: Legoulash]
    #1227148 - 01/17/03 05:21 PM (18 years, 1 month ago)

Before doing any of that..Make sure you have a start up disk on floppy..Otherwise your CD drive won't work!! I imagine that you have your windows software on a CD,right?


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Re: Reformat win98SE any help?????????/ [Re: Legoulash]
    #1227499 - 01/17/03 08:16 PM (18 years, 1 month ago)

I think if you go to the add/remove programs properties there is a startup disk tab where you can create a startup disk. I'm not positive but if you just f8 to a comand prompt aren't you using comamd.com from the windows dir and therfore will not be able to format c: because it will be in use?

Anyway this should answer.


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Re: Reformat win98SE any help?????????/ [Re: mntlfngrs]
    #1228897 - 01/18/03 01:30 PM (18 years, 1 month ago)

After you create a startup disk, be sure to copy anything you need/want out of the commands directory... things like edit are always nice to have... Also, if you need to reset your master boot record, something which format doesn't do, use the mostly undocumented 'fdisk /mbr' command.


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