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Being picky, isn't it?

format c:
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Very picky. It' said it again. How about c:, then format?
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Power the machine completely off...let it sit for about a minute and turn it back on, booting to the floppy.

Get to command prompt and type format c: /s

That's the one it should be taking here. Where did you get the bootdisk from? I'd like to check the file versions it contains.

Edited by wannabe1, 24 November 2006 - 06:09 PM.

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I got it off a website when I was randomly searching on Yahoo. Shall I find it?

Edited by DjFonti, 24 November 2006 - 06:11 PM.

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Was it bootdisk.com?
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Yeah, it was from there. The first windows 98 SE one.
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That one should work...I've used it before, many times.

Have you shut down and restarted?
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Yep, I restarted and tried it again, but it comes up with the same thing?
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Type fdisk and press "Enter".

Partition Information, please... :whistling:
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Right it says:

Partition: C:1

Status: a

Type: PRI DOS

Volume Label:

Mbytes:: 19093

System: UNKNOWN

Usage: 100%
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It's got to be the boot disk...the partition looks perfect. Well done... :whistling:

Let's create a boot disk using the machine you're on now...it's win98, correct?
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I'm just following your instructions :whistling: . Yeah it's windows 98se according to some program called belarc advisor. I tried this initially, but I had trouble when I pushed 'create disk', it was asking for me to put in the cd, which I did, and then another box would come up and ask for a command or something, that it couldn't find a file on the cd or something? :blink:
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When you click the "Create Disk" button, Put the Win98 installation cd in the drive and click "Ok". Put a floppy in the floppy drive...
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Right I've done that and I'm greeted with a box saying:

'The file 'command.com' on Windows 98 Second edition CD-ROM cannot be found.

Insert Windows 98 Second edition CD-ROM in the selected drive, and click OK.

It's got an address bar at the bottom.
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Should have D:win98 already there...if not, put it in and click "Ok".
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