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Change NTFS to FAT

I want to format a disk that has got windows nt on it and install windows 98 on it. When I try to format it from the startup disk i get the following message
Winmdows 98 has detected that drive c does not contain a valid FAT or FAT32 partition.
Format not supported on drive c:
Any help appreciated
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ghanlon
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adumithCommented:
Before format the disk, you have to delete the partions that the disk has.
Do this:
1.- Put the diskette into the drive.
2.- Boot the PC.
3.- a:\ enter
4.- fdisc
5.- Read carefully each message.
6.- Format the disk
7.- Install Win 98
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hewittgCommented:
I have found the easiest way to do this is to re-install dos with the dos install disks.  Other ways are in cluded at
 
http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/q103/0/49.asp?LNG=ENG&SA=ALLKB
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dew_associatesCommented:
adumith, your obviously new to this site, and with that, welcome! However, you should be aware of the fact that the experts at this site observe a protocol with which we hope you will cooperate. In essence, if the question requires additional information, troubleshooting or you are either unclear as to what the right answer should be or do not know what the answer is, post as a comment, not as a proposed answer. By doing as you have, you have blocked the question from view by other experts who will view it as resolved, when in fact your answer is wrong and will not resolve the issue at all. We hope you will cooperate.

Dennis
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dew_associatesCommented:
hewittg, the newer tools that accompany Windows 98 do not require you to buy a set of dos disks in order to remove a NTFS partition.
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dew_associatesCommented:
ghanlon, kindly reject the proposed answer in order to reopen this question for support.

The following procedure will enable you to remove the NTFS partition and load Windows 98.

1. Boot to the Windows 98 Boot disk -or- Setup Disk, whichever you have. If you do not have either, let me know and I'll point you to a URL where you can download one.

2. At the Dos prompt, type FDISK<enter>

3. You'll be asked if you want to enable large hard drive support. If you want Fat32, answer Yes!

4. At the menu, choose #3, Delete Partition or Logical DOS Drive.

5. Now choose #4, Delete Non-DOS partition.

6. Now touch the Escape Key.

7. Back at the main menu, choose to add your partition as you deem necessary.

Dennis
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hewittgCommented:
Dennis,
I had a smart butt remark, e-mail me please.  
ghewitt@kc.rr.com
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