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Old 09-01-2004, 10:51 PM   #1
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I have a comp that I am reinstalling windows 98 on. I used computerfreek's intructions on the stickied page, and got to the pint where I Type "format C:" without the ". to format the harddrive. but I get a message stating that the command line is incorrect. can someone help?
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It must be done from an A: prompt,Floppy disk.
A: Forrmat C:
But i recommend fdisk first.
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Ok, I tried doing it from the A drive, same problem.
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Old 09-02-2004, 12:22 AM   #4
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Ok, I tried doing it from the A drive, same problem.
Give me a break,How did this computer get it done ?

Do the same there.
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this is my first time doing it with 98, i've done it with XP but not this.
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format c:\ <enter>
Sometimes a typo or ommision will getcha.
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this is my first time doing it with 98, i've done it with XP but not this.
Then i presume you have a W98 cd .
Now you need a W98 system disk in order to fdisk and format and finally get cd support to install W98.
I can email you a w98 system disk and i won't include any porn content
But you decide.as some seem to have this problem here.
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Lol Bluto.

Argh I forgot the "\" I'll go change that now.
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was that It? a slash? wow, I try again then. glad that maybe I pointed out a typo that may help others too! by the way bluto, I do have win98 disk. but thanks anyway, and I definatly don't need the porn! lol
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