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format reinstall 98se gone down the tubes

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by mtlewphd, Sep 13, 2003.

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  1. mtlewphd

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    formatted tried to reinstall win98se said there was already an operating sys recommend that i exit and run setup through cdrom did that setup stopped and goed alot went into my computer i now have 2 floppie and 2 harddrive but only one if i try to go into the extra its not available or something like that. harddrive is not partioned or anything. how do i go about demolishing those extra drives so they are not listed like before i started and is there a chance my original win98se disk went bad?
     
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    Hi, can you explain that a little better? You have Windows installed now or no?
     
  3. mtlewphd

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    i reformatted when i went to install win98se it said that there was already an operating sysytem on there to exit setup and then run set up from the cd rom well its on there now. but now i have 2 floppies and 2 hard drives listed in my computer when there is only 1 of each if try to open the extras it says it is not accesable how do i completly wipe the 2 extras out and completely get rid of 98 and everything on the computer
     
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    ok out of complete aggravation shut it off and let it alone for about 15 min now i go into my computer the drives are the way they should be will it stay that way now?
     
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    i guess i need to know now is why didnt it wipe everthing out when i formated and if my disk went bad or something
     
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    I'm not sure that you did a format, as it wouldn't have cried about finding a previous operating system. I guess you'll need to tell us what steps you took to make you believe that you did a format?
     
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    Did you boot with a 98 boot floppy to do the format?
     
  8. mtlewphd

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    ok redid the whole format process again this time didnt get the 2 extra drives nor the message about having another operating system. everything is going ok but heres a question seperate from the format this what is the msvbm60.dll file i was installing games on it for friend and it says that file was not found
     
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