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IBM Thinkpad 309E Reinstalling Windows 98

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by RKMole, Jan 2, 2002.

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  1. RKMole

    RKMole Thread Starter

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    Hi

    When I tried the format c without the s this is wwhat I got:
    Proceed w/ format Y
    checking existing disk format
    Recording current bad clusters
    Complete
    Verifying 13,03.09 M
    8%
    Not ready
    format teminated
    D:/>C:
    C:\>DIR
    we got a gobbedly gook listing -looked like hyeroglyphics
    28 ffiles 19.266.96 MB
    29 dir 782,16 MB free

    I'm stuck. Help please!
     
  2. Styxx

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    You can run ScanDisk from DOS via a Win9x Startup Disk to see if you have bad clusters on your HDD ie., a bad Hard Disk. Sounds that way. You should be sure to shut down for a full 60 seconds prior to the format to clear the memory of any memory-resident viruses or other bad code too.
     
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