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I know I am an idiot, but I fdsiked my harddrive and then before I restarted I used the sys c: command. Now I cannot restart using a boot disk in order to format and reinstall my OS.  Anybody have any ideas?
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Hi,

    Get to a Dos prompt and run Fdisk again (from the setup disk).
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I am a bit confused about the question here. When you say you cannot boot to a boot disk, is this because you have no boot disk with the tools on it that you need, or does this mean your machine wants to boot to the C: drive instead of from a floppy?

Potential answers here are:
1. Make a boot disk from a machine that is running (i.e. a friends computer, or another computer in the office, etc.) Copy sys.com, fdisk.exe and format.com to the disk. Boot your machine with that disk.
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2. Enter your system setup (usually pressing <esc> while booting) and change your boot-up options to be A: then C: Instructions to do this should be available in your PC manual or Motherboard manual.

Basically, once you boot from a boot disk, you should be able to perform the process again. Run fdisk from the boot disk, delete the old partition, create a new partition, reboot to the boot disk again, the >format c: /s

Hope I'm on the right track here. . .
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