I've been wanting to reformat my hard disk and reinstall windows on it, seeing as how it's been almost a year since i've installed winxp over win98.
However, I encountered a problem as I was trying to do so. I made a startup floppy disk, rebooted my pc and typed "format c:" in the dos screen, only to get an error saying that it was an invalid drive name .
I think I might have an idea why it's doing this, because with my motherboard, in order to boot from a floppy disk i have to disable the hard drive as a boot device in the BIOS. Then, because I disabled it, it doesnt recognize it when i try to reformat it.. could this be possible?
Now, I remember that in win98 there was an option when you shut down to "quit to dos", thereby eliminating the necessity for me to disable the hard disk as a boot device and use a start up floppy disk in order to access dos. Does anyone know if there is something like a "quit to dos" option in win xp?
Or, if not, would anyone have another solution to my problem?
Thanks in advance