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Right it's finished, I think it's done.
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Boot to the floppy and go to command prompt.

Type format c: /s and press "Enter".
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Sorry mate it's more of the same. This is what I'm typing appears as

' A:\>format c: /s'
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Type dir and press "Enter". Is format.com listed?
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There's a whole list of stuff but nothing like format.com...
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Try format c: again.

I've had machines balk at this, but never quite so strongly... :whistling:
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Yep, same as usual. I'm typing it in just as you have...... :whistling:
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Let's see if we can trick the XP cd into doing us one more favor.

Boot to the XP cd. Do it just as you did before to delete the partition. This time keep going till you get to the formatting. Select the option to format using FAT32. It will (hopefully) format the drive and attempt to reboot. When it starts the restart countdown, eject the cd and turn the machine off.

Boot to the floppy and choose the option to "Start with cd-rom support". It will eventually get to the A:\ prompt.

Put the Win98 cd in the cd-rom drive and close the tray.

At the prompt, type e: and press "Enter".

At the E:\ prompt, type setup.exe and press "Enter".

Let's see how it goes...I'm going to grab a bite to eat while you do all this. :whistling:
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Right, I'll try that, let's see what happens.

*rubs hands together in anticipation*
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Right I'm back on the bit about partitions, with the three options (set up win XP, create partition in unpartitioned space and delete selected partition), I'm not too sure what to do, as there is no formatting info. I went through the delete option, and once it had deleted it just went back to the options?
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create partition in unpartitioned space

Then it should go to the formatting stage once it does that.
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Right, update, I've created the partition, but it's the same thing, once created or deleted it goes back to the options....I'm at a loss really. On the options it lists the partitions and says 9546mb free by both of them...that mean anything?
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Is this where you are?
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No, I'm past that bit, I entered a number and pushed ENTER, and it went back to the options screen with the partitions listed below the options...
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Select the C: partition and press C
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