formating a windows 98 hd

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i searched on ozzu about this and only found stuff on xp so if anyone knows the steps just tell me please
i dont need to know what they do or anything just the steps
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It's pretty simple really. Use a dos floppy disk to boot up and enter a command like this:

format c: or format d: , etc...

Depends on what drive or partition you need to format.

You can get a bootdisk from here: http://bootdisk.com/bootdisk.htm

These boot disks include CD-ROM drivers which is important to have for obvious reasons. Any of the Dos or windows boot disks should be fine for the simple task of formating. If you need to repartition, just follow these instructions: http://www.logan.eclipse.co.uk/fdisk%20 ... ioning.htm

Thanks to Nucleo for that link.
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You can also do it with the Windows 98 install CD. The instructions are a bit antiquated, but it still works. I just did it last Friday. At least I think those are similar to what I did (I may have winged it a bit *lol)

http://support.microsoft.com/default.as ... -US;221829
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Thanks ATNO. I couldn't remember if you could boot with the Win98 CD. I was too lazy to look... :oops:
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hey i formated my hd useing a boot disk but now my cd-rom dont show up
i took the computer apart and made shoure the plugs were all in but still nothing what should i do
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Does it show up in Device Manager? You probably just need drivers for it.
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ya it shows up in the Device Manager but i cant find it in my computer
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I'm assuming you have windows 98 installed now?

Could you outline all the steps you have taken so far?
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i fixed it and reinstalled win 98 and now it is there and working fine

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