Formatting to reinstall Win98

  Mike D 12:16 08 Dec 04

I have rashly volunteered to help a damselin destress who foolishly has tried to install a rogue copy of Windows XP onto her computer. I have persuaded her that it would be best to be legal and reinstall her legitimate copy of Windows 98 Se.

Now for the problem. When you get to my age your mass storage device begins to play up and you can't remember anything, and I cannot for the life of me get the hard drive, which has a Fat32 partition, which is too small for Windows 98, and an NTFS partition, which is currently unusable because of the duff XP installation, reformatted so that I just end up with a nice, uncomplicated single partition C drive? Is it FDISK or FORMAT, or both? And if it is FDISK which option do I .... ahh to hell with it - HELP!

Thanks in advance.

  ACOLYTE 12:19 08 Dec 04

Fdisk if it been set to ntfs with xp.Delete all partitions and set 1 new 1, the full size of the hard drive set it to active and format.Fdisk will give you onscreen help all the way.

  Mike D 14:41 08 Dec 04


Thanks muchly, now sorted. Now if only I could find my specs...


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