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raoul_jn

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hi ppl

i have 10 GB hard disk in my computer and have two partitions ( C & D drives) .I have win 98 and win XP both installed on my pc. Now i want to format my C: only and dont want to format my D: so that i can transfer all my important files in D drive. I want to remove both win 98 and win XP and install fresh copy of both.
Pls tell me the steps involved in doing so. How should i format only my C: and not D drive. I have with all the necessary bootable floopy disks and drivers cd.

Pls tell me the procedure in doing so.
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Linkmaster

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Hi raoul_jn,
Do you have 98 & XP on the C:\ drive??

Edited by Linkmaster, 16 June 2005 - 02:03 AM.

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please DO NOT double post!

http://www.geekstogo...ive-t36155.html

I had already provided you the answers there.
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raoul_jn

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ya...i have win 98 and..XP on C: only
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If you're running windows it won't let you format C. You have to make a startup disk, use it to start the computer, CHECK TO MAKE SURE YOU HAVE THE RIGHT DRIVE LABEL, and use the format.com from the startup disk to do the formatting. I suggest that you remove any other hard drives from the system because a mistake will make you lose the wrong drive. If you're changing operating systems you may need to use fdisk to replace the partition with the correct one. :tazz:
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tyger - please read post #3. this topic will likely be closed soon.
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