SYSTEM RECORY CD 'PARTITION ERRO'-HELP
Posted 12 October 2006 - 05:28 PM
Posted 12 October 2006 - 07:44 PM
The error you are getting usually indicates a HDD failure. What was it that led to this reinstall?
Posted 13 October 2006 - 08:51 AM
Posted 13 October 2006 - 11:39 AM
Posted 13 October 2006 - 11:46 AM
Do you recall what program it was that you updated and then deleted? How did you remove the program?
Posted 13 October 2006 - 12:10 PM
Posted 13 October 2006 - 12:22 PM
Posted 13 October 2006 - 12:54 PM
Posted 13 October 2006 - 01:09 PM
Download this Win98SE Startup Disk and save the file to your desktop. Double click on the file to run the program and insert a formatted floppy diskette into the drive when you are prompted to do so by the application. This will create the startup disk.
When you have created this disk, let me know and we'll continue...
Posted 13 October 2006 - 01:27 PM
In the Startup Options screen, press Shift + F5 for a command prompt.
At the command prompt (A:\), type fdisk and press "Enter".
In the next screen, select the option to "show partition information" and press "Enter".
Post the partition information here for me.
Posted 13 October 2006 - 01:31 PM
Posted 13 October 2006 - 01:44 PM
If, when you check the partition information, there are any partitions listed, they will have to be deleted. If there are logical disk drives listed, they must be deleted first. Remove any and all partitions on the drive including the Primary DOS Partition.
This will all be accomplished using the various options listed in the fdisk options. Use the Esc key to go to previous screens. Don't worry about formatting the drive, just get all of the partitions deleted so that when you check partition information, there is nothing listed.
Then put the recovery cd into the cd-rom drive, remove the floppy disk, and press Ctrl + Alt + Delete to reboot the machine. It should boot to the recovery cd and perform the recovery...formatting the drive in the process.
If you have questions, now is the time to ask them...
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