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Want to format c drive from window 98 cd using dos?

I dont have access to my c drive because of suspected corrupted master boot record... i dont no to use fdisk command from windows 98 cd!!!! Can you help me please.... *VINCE* THANKS!!!

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    Vince Talbot Dec 09, 2008

    from d drive,command is not valid why????

  • Vince Talbot
    Vince Talbot Dec 09, 2008

    trying to format c drive using windows 98 installation cd. From d prompt format command wont work *VINCE*

  • Vince Talbot
    Vince Talbot Dec 09, 2008

    what about fdisk command that is on windows bootable floppy???

  • Vince Talbot
    Vince Talbot Dec 09, 2008

    woud it help whit master boot record problem as my bios is detecting my c drive. The command fdisk is working but they said readind error from harddisk

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Boot pc in command prompt.....and type format c: /f

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I used active kill to format my hard disk and now when i want to install a windows it doesnot show. what should i do???


I ran into this same problem when I used a program call "diskkill". I did not know that I changed the format of the drive using this program to wipe a virus off it. So how to fix it go to http://www.bootdisk.com/ and download the win98 boot disk .iso or a image create a bootable cd rom disk to reformat the corrupted drive. Have the system boot to the cd rom drive. have it boot to no ram drive. When the drive letter to the cdrom pops up, type fdisk hit enter. You are given 4 choices. press 1 enter. 3 enter it will verify drive, reboot using win 98 cdrom again no ram drive. at cdrom drive letter type format c: /s hit enter. That should will format your drive to be a fat 32bit. Reboot put your Windows disk in and let the system reformat the drive to NTFS or leave it at 32 bit, the limitation to a DOS format are 32gb.

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Have a virus in the harddrive nothing of importance on computer I would like to format harddrive .I have another xp cd to use need instuction on how to do this please help


What I am about to tell you is not a normal solution. If you don't have anti virus to use to clear the virus out or access to another computer to get something like "Stinger" from McAfee you can format and install the OS again but if you don't do it just right the virus will just put itself back in. This assumes you don't want to save any information on the drive whatsoever. Get a DOS boot disk from another computer and write protect it. Remove the battery from the laptop and connect the power cord. Insert and boot the computer from your DOS boot disk. I prefer to use "Knoppix" for this procedure because it is a Linux based OS that runs from the CD Drive and is Free. Cost about $3 at a used book store if you get a book with it. Using the DOS disk once the computer is booted switch to the C drive and type "part" or "fpart" this should bring up the DOS partitioning tool. Select the option to remove all partitions. Once complete reboot the computer using the DOS disk. Now Format the drive using "format c:" command. Remove the DOS disk and disconnect the power cord once the format is complete. You don't want to power down you just want to pull the cord, this is to stop the Virus from writing itself back to your disk from memory which is what will happen if you use the power button. Plug the cord back in and insert your XP CD in the drive then boot the computer from the XP CD and select to format the Drive in NTSF in the Windows installation process. This should remove all traces of the virus unless it is an MBR virus in which case you will have to get a tool like "Stinger" from McAfee. This tool is free to down load and can be run from a 3 1/2 floppy that is formated as a boot disk. The process will get rid of most viruses but something like 123MBR or any of the other MBR viruses will remain because they write themselves to the Master Boot Record which is the first thing the computer loads once it reads the Drive. These MBR viruses are read into memory when the computer starts which is why that are so hard to get rid of and a simple Format doesn't really touch the upper segments of the Master Boot Record where they reside that is why you had to do a partition in the beginning of the process.

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I click F8 and choose option safe mode. It starts to go then shuts off and starts the restart with out ever restarting over and over.


corrupt OS...
system files are corrupt....re-format and install OS....
i your are using WinXP my website can be of some help...
www.sureshayyar.110mb.com
also do this...if ur data in the PC is not critical and u dont mind loosing them..
do a low level format...
http://www.4shared.com/file/gTU7Zdj3/boot-cd-iso.html
get this application from my shared drive and burn a CD...on another machine.....in this laptop ensure boot seq is set to CDrom as 1st boot drive in BIOS...insert the CD in the laptop....with the software u downloaded....power off and power on again....let it boot from the CD... let the DOS application start....use an application called KILLDISK on the left side of the DOS application that comes up...follow onscreen inst....ur disk will be as god as new....have patience...a 20 GB disk will take aprox 1 hr to become clean....a 100 GB disk will take more than 5 hrs...u can then install Windows after formating and partition...
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My laptop will not boot up, instead it goes directly into a screen I haven't seen before and says, "Operating System not found"


usually this means that the previously installed windows/linux operating system is corrupted....best to re-install operating system via disc windows/linux....so that it replaces corrupted informatiom/instructions on hard drive....if you have files you want to keep then dont do a format on install as you will definately lose them......

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HI my sons acer travel/mate 6292 has crashed and will not boot up, the screen is black but its stating the NTLDR is missing and asking to press ctrl,alt, and delete to restart, yet when I do this it goes...


Hi tracey,

Cause for the NTLDR missing:
  1. Computer is booting from a non-bootable source.
  2. Computer hard disk drive is not properly setup in BIOS.
  3. Corrupt NTLDR and/or NTDETECT.COM file.
  4. Misconfiguration with the boot.ini file.
  5. Attempting to upgrade from a Windows 95, 98, or ME computer that is using FAT32.
  6. New hard disk drive being added.
  7. Corrupt boot sector / master boot record.
  8. Seriously corrupted version of Windows 2000 or Windows XP.
  9. Loose or Faulty IDE/EIDE hard disk drive cable. are
Solutions:

Computer is booting from a non-bootable source


Windows XP users
  1. Insert the Windows XP bootable CD into the computer.
  2. When prompted to press any key to boot from the CD, press any key.
  3. Once in the Windows XP setup menu press the "R" key to repair Windows.
  4. Log into your Windows installation by pressing the "1" key and pressing enter.
  5. You will then be prompted for your administrator password, enter that password.
  6. Copy the below two files to the root directory of the primary hard disk. In the below example we are copying these files from the CD-ROM drive letter, which in this case is "e." This letter may be different on your computer.

    copy e:\i386\ntldr c:\
    copy e:\i386\ntdetect.com c:\

  7. Once both of these files have been successfully copied, remove the CD from the computer and reboot.
Misconfiguration with the boot.ini file

Edit the boot.ini on the root directory of the hard disk drive and verify that it is pointing to the correct location of your Windows operating system and that the partitions are properly defined. Additional information about the boot.ini can be found on document CH000492.
Attempting to upgrade from a Windows 95, 98, or ME computer that is using FAT32
If you are getting this error message while you are attempting to upgrade to Windows 2000 or Windows XP from Windows 95, Windows 98, or Windows ME running FAT32 please try the below recommendations.
  1. Boot the computer with a Windows 95, Windows 98 or Windows ME bootable diskette.
  2. At the A:\> prompt type:

    sys c: <press enter>

  3. After pressing enter you should receive the "System Transferred" message. Once this has been completed remove the floppy diskette and reboot the computer.
New hard disk drive being added

If you are attempting to add a new hard disk drive to the computer make sure that drive is a blank drive. Adding a new hard disk drive to a computer that already has Windows installed on it may cause the NTLDR error to occur.
If you are unsure if the new drive is blank or not try booting from a bootable diskette and format the new hard disk drive.
Corrupt boot sector / master boot record
It's possible your computer's hard disk drive may have a corrupt boot sector and/or master boot record. These can be repaired through the Microsoft Windows Recovery console by running the fixboot and fixmbr commands.
Additional information and help in getting into the Microsoft Windows Recovery console can be found on document CH000627.

Seriously corrupted version of Windows 2000 or Windows XP

If you have tried each of the above recommendations that apply to your situation and you continue to experience this issue it is possible you may have a seriously corrupted version of Microsoft Windows. Therefore we would recommend you reinstall Microsoft Windows 2000 and Windows XP.
If you are encountering this issue during your setup you may wish to completely erase your computer hard disk drive and all of its existing data and then install Microsoft Windows 2000 / Windows XP. Additional information about erasing the computer and starting over can be found on document CH000186.

Loose or Faulty IDE/EIDE hard disk drive cable
This issue has been known to be caused by a loose or fault IDE/EIDE cable. If the above recommendation does not resolve your issue and your computer hard disk drive is using an IDE or EIDE interface. Verify the computer hard disk drive cable is firmly connected by disconnected and reconnecting the cable.
If the issue continues it is also a possibility that the computer has a faulty cable, try replacing the hard disk drive cable with another cable and/or a new cable.
ENJOY! RATE THIS SOLUTION RNJ VINOD KUMAR

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Have ide drive have put a new 60gig but cant load new os it finds the cd drive but wont boot from disk have changed bios but still it say ntdlr missing it drivin me nutts.


  1. Computer is booting from a non-bootable source.
  2. Computer hard disk drive is not properly setup in BIOS.
  3. Corrupt NTLDR and/or NTDETECT.COM file.
  4. Misconfiguration with the boot.ini file.
  5. Attempting to upgrade from a Windows computer that is using FAT32.
  6. New hard disk drive being added.
  7. Corrupt boot sector / master boot record.
  8. Seriously corrupted version of Windows.
  9. Loose or Faulty IDE/EIDE hard disk drive cable
  10. .
To Fix
  1. Insert the Windows XP bootable CD into the computer.
  2. When prompted to press any key to boot from the CD, press any key.
  3. Once in the Windows XP setup menu press the "R" key to repair Windows.
  4. Log into your Windows installation by pressing the "1" key and pressing enter.
  5. You will then be prompted for your administrator password, enter that password.
  6. Copy the below two files to the root directory of the primary hard disk. In the below example we are copying these files from the CD-ROM drive letter, which in this case is "e." This letter may be different on your computer.

    copy e:\i386\ntldr c:\
    copy e:\i386\ntdetect.com c:\

  7. Once both of these files have been successfully copied, remove the CD from the computer and reboot

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Stuck in Boot up MS Dos Mode


Win 98 is the cd that most vendors use to format your harddrive if you are having problems it could be the cd is curpt and needs to be replaced .this mite resolve your problem . at start up of your computer press F8 and a startup menu will apper press last good know and it will restat the computer before any problems started ,but if your harddrive has crashed you will have to reformat the drive because all your info is lost .most restore disk are just for lost operating system and you willnot recover any of your files or programs .soo i recomend safe mode at startup .but you can only use last good known one time after that it will erase all info. Good luck

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C drive formating


The basic fdisk command to repair the mbr is fdisk /mbr. that will replace the mbr but you may have to re-partion reformat and install from scratch. Good Luck

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NOT booting WINDOW XP


Hey stanley154

try to boot your machine using window 98 startup disk or window 98 bootable CD. then type fdisk on DOS prompt. Then try to delete non dos partation and the create primary dos partation. Restart your machine, let it start window or the floppy until it return to dos prompt. Then you can type the format c: e.g a:\format c: or D:\format c:. After that try to run window xp.


all the best


zinja

Sep 17, 2008 | Acer Aspire 5500 5570-2609 Laptop

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ACER laptop 5050


Its NOT the hard drive itself. Its the master boot record on the hard drive that has failed. The master boot record is like an index or an address book of a hard drive. It hold records of whats on the hard disk and the physical location of files and directory's. What most likely happened was the computer was NOT shut down correctly and a power serge corrupted the master boot record or someone accidentally or purposely deleted files they should not have. If you are not able to follow jmorgan123 advice, the easiest way to fix this is to re-install windows using the recovery disk (operating system cd), HOWEVER you WILL loose all your files on your hard drive as you will need to reformat your drive during the re-install. If you are unsure how to install windows put the system recovery disc in the drive and follow the on screen prompts. If you still can get your computer working after you try a re-install of windows, maby your best bet is to return the computer under the warranty.

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