Jump to content

Welcome to Geeks to Go - Register now for FREE

Geeks To Go is a helpful hub, where thousands of volunteer geeks quickly serve friendly answers and support. Check out the forums and get free advice from the experts. Register now to gain access to all of our features, it's FREE and only takes one minute. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation to your fellow members, get your own private messenger, post status updates, manage your profile and so much more.

Create Account How it Works
Photo

How do I Wipe or reformat a hard drive


  • Please log in to reply

#1
nooka

nooka

    New Member

  • Member
  • Pip
  • 7 posts
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:
  • 0

Advertisements


#2
austin_o

austin_o

    Retired Staff

  • Retired Staff
  • 2,089 posts
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....
  • 0






Similar Topics

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

As Featured On:

Microsoft Yahoo BBC MSN PC Magazine Washington Post HP