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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by skiavo, Apr 4, 2004.

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  1. skiavo

    skiavo Thread Starter

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    i need help reformatting my hard drive. i'm running win 98se and have a 13 gig hd partitioned in two (a C drive & a D drive). i need to basically clean it all out because it doesn't run like it used to. how do i reformat both drives?? and do i have to, if the C drive is my main drive. and is it recommended to not partition it, once i reformat it, unless i'm running 2 different operating systems?? i'm going to need step by step info on this please.
     
  2. Wet Chicken

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    If you don't partition it then you will lose disk space. Back up everything that you need to save, and then at a DOS prompt type in format /u. It will format the entire drive from stem to stern :)
     
  3. mobo

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    You'll first need a 98 bootdisk from here http://www.24by7.ca/files/boot98se.exe. Download it to your desktop then format a floppy and double click on the downloaded file to transfer the startup files...
     
  4. LONGHAIR

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    If you do not need to change the partitions, you can leave them as they are and just format them individually. (Partition 1st.....Format the partitions)
    Formatting one does nothing to the other.

    What is wrong with you Win98 drive? you may not need to be that extreme
     
  5. mobo

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    First do you have another system to confer with while you do this ?

    Then restart the pc, enter the system bios and set the boot order to floppy drive first. Save the changes then reboot with the floppy in the drive. At the A:> prompt type format c: and enter Y when prompted..when completed post back.
     
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