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It is a program that runs of a boot floppy or CD or USB drive and uses a command prompt to delete everything on your drive, on every type of drive, it takes a while but it does a great job. When done you can install windows on there, Windows will automatically create a partition on the hard drive


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Windows 98 won't.

I just need a raw drive....
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I started doing that but the disc stalled (dusty), so I've cleaned it and it seems to running OK, its loading now....'Setup is starting wondows'
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Sorry, I used to be pretty familiar with W98, but it's been long before I've used a W98 machine.

Is a raw drive to much to ask for?????????


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Ok, forgive me again, as I'm a simpleton, but I'm on the setup screen, and it gives me the options to :

Set up windows xp now

repair using recovery console

quit setup without installing.

Do you know which one I have to select?
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Setup Windows XP Now
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Right I've done it, it says 'No Partitions Defined'
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Ok...we're back in fdisk now?
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Yeah mate, back in fdisk.
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Back up to the fdisk options screen and choose option 1. Create DOS Patrtition or logical DOS drive and press "Enter".

Create a Primary DOS partition and set it as Active.
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Rightio, it's telling me to restart. I'll guess I'll go ahead?
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Yes...formatting is next

Press Ctrl + Alt + Delete to restart.

Boot back to the floppy and, at the options screen, press Shift + F5 for command prompt.

At the A:\ prompt, type format /s and press "Enter". (note the space before /s)
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When I write format /s, it says bad command or file name. Do I write format_/s?
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No try format c: /s
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OK, tried that, but it says the same thing, 'Bad command or file name'?
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