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Uninstalling '98


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Ok, bbl then :tazz:
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Why can't I right click C: drive and format it that way?

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Because Windows 2000 sees that partition as containing a Windows Operating System and by default it doesn't allow the deletion of partitions with a windows installation on it while in Windows, even if that Windows is a different version like in this case where you are trying to delete the win98 partition while logged into the 2000 partition.

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Ok that makes sense
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See ya when ya get back logan11

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Is the Format option greyed out because of the OS on the C partition do you think? If you can get into the C drive from 2000, try changing the name of the Windows folder to Window.old and see if it can be deleted. Then see if it will format using 2000.

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heh... waiting for wannabe to reply :tazz:
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Is the Format option greyed out because of the OS on the C partition do you think?  If you can get into the C drive from 2000, try changing the name of the Windows folder to Window.old and see if it can be deleted.  Then see if it will format using 2000.

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Didn't work :tazz:

Trying the other suggestion, bbl
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Alright, see ya when you get back. Thanks for the tip wannabe1 :tazz:

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Edited by Fenor, 02 October 2005 - 07:16 PM.

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Use your Win95 start up disk to get to cammand prompt. At the A prompt, type format C: /s Note the space before /s...press "Enter"

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Edited by wannabe1, 02 October 2005 - 07:23 PM.

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Will XP be able to read the FAT16 drive though which I believe 95 used?

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I have a '98 startup disk now. :tazz:
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Use your Win95 start up disk to get to cammand prompt.  At the A prompt, type format C: /s Note the space before /s...press "Enter"

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Trying that, brb
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Didn't work :tazz:

No matter what I did I kept getting 'Invalid Drive Specification'
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logan11, put in the win98 startup disk you just made, then reboot your computer. Select NO-CD ROM support when asked. Then at the command prompt, make sure you are at A:\, then type: format c:

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Ok. Now I'm getting the error message

Invalid System Disk
Replace the disk, and then press any key

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