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Does not load Win98se

I formatted C Win 2000 and cannot get it load win 98. I have boot disk which takes me to dos. Then I take out boot disk and put in W98 disk but none of the of the normal set-up codes do not load the 98 program. Appreciate any help. thanks

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Windows 2000 is in NT format system, you have to reformat the drive to FAT 32 in order to install Windows 98.

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Robb4. Use fdisk to make active partition and reformat.

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