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How does one format a hard drive that's been partitioned and has the master partition table damaged and will not boot
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elden, it's not going to boot.
From a floppy, run FDISK and delete all partitions - after that, create dos bootable partition and set it active.
Then run format c:\ /s to transfer the system files and make the hard drive bootable.
Ask if you need more help.
Regards,
Ralph

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Wow! I am really impressed with the almost immediate response time. Thanks to rmarotta.
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elden,
I just happened to be browsing by I and saw your post.
Glad to help.
Ralph

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