I am preparring to reformat, partition and, install two OS, Win. 98 and, XP. The hard drive already has 98 on it but, I don't think that the person who helprd me to put this one on, knew enough about what he was doing. I don't think that it is stable. It act's a bit squirrly. So I want to do a clean install, partition and reinstall 98 and, then XP on another partition as I said. I stated last night, when I first discovered and joined EE that I am a newby, in school to be a geek and very unsure of my self. I need to be walked through the process. The help that I got last night was wonderful, but I tried starting off of the floppy and, much to my surprise, 98 started as usual. I'm sure this is a very simple process, but being the cautious person I am, I dare not proceed without assistance. I would appreciate your help and suggestions.