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getting rid of xp

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by freya, Jan 13, 2003.

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  1. freya

    freya Thread Starter

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    Hi,

    I need to get rid of winxp completely and install win 98
    on my computer.

    Could someone please tell me how to step by step.

    I really am having trouble getting rid of xp. in add and remove
    there is no rembo or anything like that. I believe when the xp was installed. Everything else was deleted and it is the only os on the system.

    Thanks Freya
     
  2. JackC

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  3. $teve

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    if you chose to upgrade to xp but didnt save the 98 o/s files the only way is to re-format and re-install.
    but what problems are you having with xp?it may be better to solve those.

    welcome to T.S.G. btw;)
     
  4. Bob Cerelli

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    If you have NTFS:
    With a Win98 boot disk, run FDISK, delete the Non-DOS partition
    Reboot and Reformat

    If you have FAT32;
    With a Win98 boot disk, just reformat

    I have one you can download at:
    http://www.onecomputerguy.com/install/floppies.htm

    There are a lot more of the DOS utilities included than those usually put on a disk.
     
  5. freya

    freya Thread Starter

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    Thanks For your replies...

    I have a win98 boot disk. I have a ms dos 6. boot disk...

    However, I can not get the comp to stop booting up into xp. When I am in xp it will not let me remove/uninstall it.

    I changed my settings in my bios to boot from floppy, all that happens is I get message, asking if I want to boot in windows safe mode, with networking etc.

    I really want xp off.. and do not want to bother with all the hardware/ net ware problems it is giving me.. I just want my 98 back...:)

    Any Ideas.. on how I can just get a Dos boot and then I will run fdisk reformat and reinstall 98.. Just can't get to a plain command prompt.

    Thanks Again
    Freya
     
  6. Bob Cerelli

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    Are you sure you have it set to boot from the floppy disk first. If so, are you sure the floppy is working?
     
  7. Dan O

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    Using a Windows 98 Startup diskette or MS-DOS diskette boot the PC with it and type: FDISK /MBR

    It will rebuild the boot files.
     
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