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installing win 98

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by okie11, Apr 6, 2004.

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  1. okie11

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    I'm trying to install win 98 on a pc that had win 2k but when i try to format i get format no supported on drive c format terminated any idea as to where i went wrong??
     
  2. Pancake

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    It sounds like you are trying to install a fat32 on to a disc which has ntfs
     
  3. okie11

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    thats correct... is there an easy fix
     
  4. Pancake

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    It sounds like you are trying to install a fat32 on to a disc which has ntfs. Try this..

    Get a Boot to the Windows 98 boot disk. www.bootdisk.com

    At the DOS prompt, type FDISK and select large hard drive support (answer "Y") and then Delete the non-DOS partition.

    Reboot the system to the 98 disk again, but this time and again load Fdisk. Again select large hard drive support.

    Create a primary partition and make it active.

    Reboot to the 98 disk again and then format the drive.

    format c:

    Now install.
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    Method 2

    Try to change the files system back to what you want.
    Type format x: /fs:fat32 or format x: /fs:ntfs, where x is the letter of the drive that you want to format and FAT32/NTFS is the file system that you want to use, and then press ENTER
     
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