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bigal40

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I have a laptop 299mhz processor with 96.0 mb ram. xp pro is installed but does not work properly for reasons i now know, but, when i use fdisk to delete the ntfs partition and then create primary dos partition and set active, it's not working.
So maybe I am doing something wrong.when I escape fdisk and switch off the power using the on/off switch ntfs remains. Is this wrong what I am doing and if it is can someone explain to me what to do properly.
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putting xp on that machone is not possible

XP requires an absolute bare minimum of 128mb of ram--and while it loads with that, it does so just barely.
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Hi gerryf

Are you trying to wipe the hd to complete a full reinstall, or are you trying to run a repair on your operating system.

Fdisk allows you to create partitions, set active paritions etc, usually tells you to reboot for the changes to take effect. After that you still have to format the partition, the hd is set for NTFS, deleting and recreating the partition will remain.

The command after is format c: /FS:fat, fat32, or ntfs.
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:tazz:

I'm not trying to do anything, big al is

And what Big Al is doing (installing xp on a laptop with too little ram) is not possible
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bigal didn't install xp pro it was my brother in law. I just want to fix it
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Since Big Al rand fdisk, he wiped out the drive. Even though Big Al formatted, all he has now is a blank drive that is set to active.

Does Big Al have a windows 98 disk?

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Since Big Al rand fdisk, he wiped out the drive. Even though Big Al formatted, all he has now is a blank drive that is set to active.

Does Big Al have a windows 98 disk?

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yes i have windows 98 disc but it will not load up. cannot delete the ntfs partition is the problem. any suggestions? I have a cd rom and win.98 emergency start up floppy

Edited by bigal40, 19 May 2005 - 09:24 AM.

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Run fdisk again from flopp, Delete NON-fat partition

reboot,

run fdisk again, create one single fat partition,

format it fat32

install windows 98
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Run fdisk again from flopp, Delete NON-fat partition

reboot,

run fdisk again, create one single fat partition,

format it fat32

install windows 98

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I have tried what u have said and when i go back into fdisk and display partition information NTFS is there 100% and this is really starting to p*** me off! :tazz:

Edited by bigal40, 19 May 2005 - 09:32 AM.

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http://www.bootdisk.com/bootdisk.htm

Not sure where you got the emergency disk, but perhaps it is not 100 percent functioning.

Download a win98se disk above and use that instead
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Windows 98 OEM | Alt1 | Alt2 | Alt3
Windows 98 Custom, No Ramdrive | Alt1 | Alt2 | Alt3
Windows 98 SE OEM | Alt1 | Alt2
Windows 98 SE Custom, No Ramdrive | Alt1 | Alt2 | Alt3
which one?
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windows 98se oem
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now getting a msg remove disks or other media.
press any key to restart
the same message keeps appearing
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i am now ready to throw this bloody laptop against the wall!!!!!!!
anymore help would be appreciated
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still need help in solving this problem. Any Ideas?
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