Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Re: hard Drive Formatting?
You'll need the boot disk - with your drive formatted, you'll need a bootable CD (WinXP or Win 2k) or a boot disk to load CD-ROM drivers to enable you to install windows.
One way to approach a re-install is to allocate 5GB for your windows partition, then divide the remainder into one or more partitions. So next time you need to re-install, you can dump the data you need to keep to other partitions and go ahead and format c:.
To create partitions via the win98 bootdisk, boot with the startup disk then run "fdisk". You'll need to delete existing partition(s). Then you need to create a primary partition, create an extended partition and divide that into logical drive(s). The primary partition has to be set to "active". Fdisk is mostly menu driven, so it's not too hard. Win 2k & XP you can do the above via the installation process
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