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Reformatting Harddrive hey I need some help here, I had partitioned and was installing the OS (windows2000), just to find out that I don't have the code, so the process was partially completed. I decided to reformat the drive and install Win98 instead for which I have the code and that's where I got stuck. I can't get back to the command prompt mode. This is a new hard drive, How can I complete this task?

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  • toben10 Jan 09, 2009

    Thanks very much for the suggestions, I don't have another computer but I've gotten a friend to make me a boot disk. Thanks again you have been very helpful my troubles are solved for now.

  • piroozpakdel Mar 19, 2009

    I have been using windows xp install disk to reinstall the op system on my hard drive. But the procedure fails to either reinstall windows on my partition or to even delete the partition. what can I use to reformat the stubborn HD?
    Any suggestions are highly appreciated.
    alorset@lycos.com
    Pirooz


  • Logan Margulis May 11, 2010

    Do you have any other computers? If you do, use another computer and make a DOS emergency boot disk with it.

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You can format from the bootdisk by running the fdisk command from the prompt. Than you can reinstall windows 98. In my personal opinion, you should really upgrade your operating system. Still running windows 98 is a major security issue.

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