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Reformatting Problems

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by Villynaty, Oct 10, 2003.

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  1. Villynaty

    Villynaty Thread Starter

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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
     
  2. mobo

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    format c: also follow this .
     
  3. Villynaty

    Villynaty Thread Starter

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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?
     
  4. mobo

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    Yep
    Format c: to wipe the drive then when complete with the 98 cd in the drive type setup
     
  5. Cowboy622

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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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