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Bruinaholic

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What is the correct order for preparing a hard disk for Windows 98?

Is it fdisk, reboot, format

or fdisk, format, reboot?

Which is correct, please?

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Tyger

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If you're trying to make a completely new installation on a used drive, first if it's an older drive you may want to run diagnostics on it to avoid doing all that work on a failing drive. You can usually go to the drive makers site and make a floppy for that. As for the installation, use fdisk to remove all the old partitions and them put new ones on. This removes any problems with the partition tables. Then do your formatting. Fdisk will prompt you if you do things in the wrong order so it's very hard to go wrong.
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It's either option 1 or 2 but I am not sure which is correct. Can someone please verify the correct answer, please?

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Tyger gave you the answer in his post. How many steps do you want to do?
Either will work. But, as suggested, verify your disk is a good disk if it is an older one.
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Still studying for the certs.

Option 1
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