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dmhtwice

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Tried reinstalling 98 and used fdisk. I hit something wrong and now I have a logical dos partition and a secondary dos partition.1 Is C and the other is D? :whistling:
How do I get it back to one?
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Hi dmhtwice...

If you haven't installed the operating system yet, run fdisk again and delete the logical partition. Make sure the remaining partition is the Primary DOS partition, that it is set Active, and then format and install Windows.

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Thanks for your help. I now have one partition, but now I have a phantom D drive that I cant use? Can"t format or anything? Get the message error in writing or reading drive D. Any help would be appreciated :whistling:
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Sounds like a recovery partition. Is this a branded machine like Dell, compaq, etc...?
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Not branded. Home built. P3 1 Gig 640mg PC133. Samsung 30gig hardrive
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Does this D drive show in My Computer? D and E should be reserved for cd drives.
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I Cant get that far but D And E show up in ascreen right after post as oem drives
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Howdy:

Okay, after you wiped the logical drive partition, you should have wiped the Primary DOS partition as well.. That would bring everything back to a single hdd..

Now, run fdisk again and simply set a Primary DOS partition.. Say YES to all questions !!

Once fdisk has finished, you can either use your boot floppy to format the drive or, try booting with the WIN98SE cd and format that way.. Once again, say YES to all questions !!

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Thanks for your help. Finally got it to format. This is a great place to learn all over what you thought you knew. :whistling: Will recommend this site to everyone I know. Dave
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Not a problem Dave. Glad we could help. :whistling:

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