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How do I Wipe or reformat a hard drive

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Hi There,

I would like to know how to remove all the data from an old hard drive ready to install Win98 on it. I take it this is known as reformating the hard drive?.

Have already set the bios to boot from the CDROM Drive first, but it won't, as I thought boot from the Win98 disk in the drive, before unsuccessfully trying to boot into a faulty WIN95 on C drive

Thanks in advance :tazz:
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Hi and welcome to Geeks to Go. You need a bootable CD in order to boot from the cd drive. If you are installing Win 98, you can use a boot floppy. If you don't have one, go to http://www.bootdisk.com/ and get one. A Win98 boot floppy has cd rom drivers included, so you will be able to put the windows 98 install cd in and then just follow the prompts. Do a complete format before you install. Once you boot from the floppy and are at the a> prompt, you can type format c: and there you go....
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