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Format Hard drive

kevinb4940
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Hello,
I have a desktop here with windows 98 and 2000 pro installed on one partition (C:Drive). Is there any way I can delete these two operating systems and just reinstall a fresh win 98SE?
Thanks Kevin
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Dear kevinb4940,
You may boot the system with Win98 Boot disks. You can download it from www.bootdisks.com and use FDISK and delete the all the partitions.
Once all the partitions gets deleted. create a new partition and install Win98 on it.

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kevinb4940,
You may also refer this article http://support.microsoft.com/kb/255867
You also need to format the partition after recreating it using FDISK command.

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Sounds Good wil try that now. I'm pretty new at this and am not too sure about how to use Fdisk. will i get a prompt after i run the boot disks? Thanks

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I cant get a free boot disk from that site

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can I make one from the cd rom
Is it possible for you to boot from CD. If not you can use format a: /q/s will copy the boot files to the floopy from a Windows 98 System. After that you copy Fdisk.exe file into the floppy
Boot from it from the floppy
I think the site URL is www.bootdisk.com

Just check
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