Reformatting Problems

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Villynaty

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I'm running a Compaq Presario 7000 and I've been trying to reformat since yesterday. The problem is, every time I insert the reformatting disk into the CD drive and restart my computer, it keeps giving me the A:\ after the compute starts up. It'll start up like it used to, but after all the gray text shows up on the screen that A:\ shows up. Am i supposed to put some command line there? Any help what so ever would be appreciated
 

Villynaty

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so by doing format c: im deleting everything on my harddrive? and doing what the link says is to install windows 98?
 
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Yep
Format c: to wipe the drive then when complete with the 98 cd in the drive type setup
 
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For another link to reformatting instructions see:
Murph's link
http://members.cox.net/joemurphy/Startover.htm

Murf has a good tutorial on his site
PC911 has one

murf: http://personal.picusnet.com/jtmurphy/format.htm
PC911: http://www.pcnineoneone.com/howto/clean1.html

And see:
Boot Disk Creation Revealed
with Proper Fdisk and Format Methods
Based on tips by, and in collaboration with Jaak T. Doom at
http://www.lurkhere.com/boot600.html

Boot disk site2
http://freepctech.com/pc/002/files010.shtml
 
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