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jtn3833

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luckily i was trying this out on an old computer, but this is what i did. i was trying to get a feel for fdisk so i wouldn't mess up my main system, i created a partition of 2Mg, then i set that partition as the active partition. this was apparently a mistake, as the system won't get past bios now.
any suggestions on how to fix it, undo it, or just get back to fdisk?
thanks.
 
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I hope you did not need anything on that old computer. You should boot up with a Win98 boot disk in the floppy drive and use fdisk from there. When you fdisk a hard disk and make it active, it becomes the one that is susposed to have an operating system on it. When a hard drive has been fdisk(ed), you must reboot and Format the drive. You will then need to reinstall an operating system on it.
 
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