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Thread: I Want To Format My Computer

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    Hi,
    I have windows xp and I want to format my computer. I put my windows 98 startup disk and the comand prompt goes on my screen.
    I type D: and than format d: and it dosent go!!!

    What should I do?

    thanks

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    Darth Sushi's Avatar Sushi Lord
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    If your HD has been formatted for NTFS, the 98 boot disk will not work (fat32 works). If you boot from the XP cd, you can format the HD before installing XP.

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    Storm's Avatar Poster BT Rep: +3
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    ull need to use FDisk to reformat 2 FAT32

    make a bootdisk with command.com and FDisk an after booting, just use FDisk
    great FTP site for awesome quality video clips
    yeah, you have to sign up, but its worth it

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    Supernode's Avatar SWEDISH BT Rep: +1
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    Stop using 98? B)

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    skelley521's Avatar puter ghost
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    HERE is a good site with lots of information.

    Hope this helps,
    Steve

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