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I have an old PC which I haven't used in quite sometime that is running Win98 on it. There are no programs or any software that i use, yet alone need anymore on it. I'd like to make a fresh start on it, and I would really appreciate any help that you can offer on how to reformat the hard drive. Any suggestions would be awesome.

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Here's the Reader's Digest version. <_<

1. Download a Win98SE boot disk here: http://www.bootdisk.com

2. Boot you computer using the floppy disk created above.

3. At the command prompt (A:/), type fdisk. Delete all primary and extended partitions. Next, create a primary partion, and any extended partitions desired. Enable large disk support.

4. At the command prompt type format c:. Select Fat32 file system.

5. With Windows98 setup CD installed, at the command prompt type setup

If you have questions, just ask.

Here's a link with more details: http://support.micro...com/kb/q221829/
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Thx for your help. I'm going to give it a try. One quick question though about this, " Delete all primary and extended partitions. Next, create a primary partion, and any extended partitions desired. Enable large disk support." After I type in fdisk a the command prompt, is that quote part above pretty self-explainatory, or do i have to know a little more about what I'm doing to be able to do it?? does that make sense?? lol. Thank u again.

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The fdisk is optional, but ensures you have removed everything from the drive. I think it's pretty self explanatory, but there are some very good fdisk guides on the Net, and if you get stuck you can always ask us. <_<
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Hey, thx again for your help. Those instructions worked very well. Just a few twist & turns, but I figured it out. Everything's the way I want it right now. You're awesome.

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