Posted 03 May 2004 - 01:22 PM
Posted 03 May 2004 - 01:27 PM
welcome to geekstogo
if your looking to make sure all data is gone the best way is to lowlevel format the harddrive then fdisk and reformat then reinstall OS if that is what your looking to do? if this is what your looking to do repost and we can gave you links and step by step on how to do.
Posted 04 May 2004 - 08:30 AM
Posted 04 May 2004 - 08:56 AM
you can restall 95 or 98 if you have a cd for them what you going to need to do this is a win 95 or 98 cd and product code. a bootdisk and a lowlevel formatter.
here is a lowlevel formatter that I have found works with almost any brand harddrive Powermax 4.09 (read page on how to make floppy)
you can download a boot disk here Bootdisk
Its going to take me a little while to tpye up the step bystep will post back soon with it.
Posted 06 May 2004 - 08:37 PM
1) insert lowlevel formatter disk boot system
2) fellow on screen to low level format
3)after format is done insert bootdisk
4) reboot system
5) at A: tpye fdisk hit enter
6) when done reboot system with boot disk in
7)at A: type format c: hit enter
8) pick one that are set as defaut for formatting
9) after done reboot system make sure to pick start with cd support
10) watch for cd rom drive letter
11) at A: type cdrom drive letter hit enter
12) at cdrom drive letter type setup
13) windows should start to install
14) remove boot disk after install starts.
Posted 07 May 2004 - 08:41 AM
Posted 07 May 2004 - 04:25 PM
you can try the restore disk it may work if the codes are keep in the bios if not you will have to use the win 95.
Posted 07 May 2004 - 08:53 PM
"non-system disk or disk error. replace and strike any key when ready."
what do i do now? thanks.
Posted 08 May 2004 - 02:50 AM
at step 4 you need to put in a 95 or 98 boot disk if you did and you got this error then there is something wrong with the bootdisk and we will need to make a new one I'm guessing you have two systems the one your formatting and the one your going on line with you can make a boot disk off any system you have running a windows OS. if you type in help on windows startup disk it will tell you how to do it.
This is the help from windows XP
1) Insert a floppy disk into your computer's floppy drive.
2) Open My Computer, and then click the floppy disk drive to select it.
3) On the File menu, point to the name of the floppy drive, and then click Format.
4) Under Format options, click Create an MS-DOS startup disk.
Creating an MS-DOS startup disk erases all information on the floppy disk.
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