uninstalling Windows 98 on dual operating systems

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ade992

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Hi

A while back I added Windows 98 onto my PC which had originally been set up with XP. I've run it for a while with dual configured operating systems. Now, to free up hard disk space, I want to get rid of Windows 98. According to Microsoft you can do this from the "add remove programs" list, but it doesn't appear on there.

Can anyone help please?

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Best advice......save all your files you want saved to cd or another hard drive.......format the hard drive and do a fresh install.
 

ade992

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Thanks for the help.

I've decided to format the hard disk, as the computer needed a clean up anyway.

But when I start formatting, I get an error message saying "Windows cannot format this drive. Quit any disk utilities or other programs that are using this drive, and make sure that no window is displaying the contents of the drive. Then try formatting again"

I get the error message even though no other windows or programs are running.

Am I doing anything wrong?

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Download a bootdisk then set the first boot device to A drive. The reboot with the disk and from the a prompt type format c: and see what happens. If that doesn't work the type c: and press enter to change the command prompt to c:> and from here ust type in fromat.
 
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Since you're going to format the hard drive, I would suggest going into BIOS and have it to re-detect the HD settings, and save it into the BIOS and re-try the format. If it fails, then select different media i.e. LBA, etc. and repeat process. I've encountered that problem before because C/H/S and setting wasn't set correctly.
 
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