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I can't install win98

Hi Computer experts,
I have a new computer version, winxp.  B/c its hardrive is divided in two, that's y I tried to partitioned it to make it become 1.  When I tried to delete the extended drive, it says, "extended drive can not delete b/c logical drive is existed", but when I tried to delete the logical drive, it say, "Logical Drive is undefined".  Can u show me how to delete it? Please.
Also, when I'm installing win98 after format and copy win98 to my hard drive.  It popped up this message. "Message: SU0013:  If you have HPFS or NTFS, you must creat MS-DOS partition.  If you have LANtastic serve or SuperStor compression, disable it before setup.  What should I do in order to continue installing.
Please help, I really need my computer to study.
thank u
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ThanhT
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ThanhT
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stevenlewisCommented:
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CrazyOneCommented:
Use this tool

delpart
http://www.russelltexas.com/delpart.htm


The Crazy One
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MichalJCommented:
Check what hard drive you have and go to manufacturer. Download disk manager software (remember that IBM is now hitachi http://www.hgst.com/hdd/support/download.htm), former ontrack. Run it to partition anew and format. It is simple then fdisk. btw fdisk from win95 and some 98 has a bug dealing with partition type. If you still prefer fdisk msft has a new one fixed and able to handle large hd.

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EddieAtEECommented:
It sounds like you have deleted the DOS partition before the extended partition and the logical drive in the extended partition.

Try in FDisk
1. create new DOS partition, should become C:
2. delete logical drive, should now be D:
3. delete extended partition
4. delete DOS partition
5. create new DOS partition using the drive if that is what you want, should be C:

Run Format C:

Then install WinXP either by booting from the WinXP CD or from a floppy eg a Win98 Startup Disk with CD support and run setup from the WinXP CD

Cheers, EddieAtEE
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