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Old 04-15-2006, 03:54 PM   #1
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Default Windows 98 Reformatting

Alright, I need some help. When i turn on a windows 98 computer after i have shut it down the wrong way a blue scandisk will come up and it will scan to 40% and then it will say, "Invalid long file name entry"-not sure what it means-. So i press enter then it just sits there making noises until it shuts itself off.


Now, i try'd to reformat by oing this

Turn the computer on with windows 98 disk loaded.
Press Ctrl until the window comes up with options
I press Boot from windows 98 cd rom
Then it goes through its process
Now it goes to the scan disk page again and scans until 35-36% and does the same thing.

how do i get around this to whip everything out and start all over from nothing??????
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Old 04-15-2006, 04:00 PM   #2
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get a 98 boot disk. load it up so your in dos. type "format c:" let it format the hdd. then type d:\setup.exe (or whatever letter your drive is) and see what happens then.
thats a short guide so let me know if you have any problems
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Old 04-15-2006, 04:02 PM   #3
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I will try that...... But the thing is i don't know if i have a boot disk. and does it have to be 3 1/2 diskette
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talk on msn
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Default Re: Windows 98 Reformatting

RFC stick-o-dynomite.123(new upcoming standard for data removal)
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what the hell is that supposed to mean? sorry for sounding stupid
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1 pound stick of dynomite + 1 standard hard drive = no more operating system
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hahaha
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1 pound stick of dynomite + 1 standard hard drive = no more operating system
interesting. I'll have to try that.

I just used a piece of sand paper on a old hd.
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