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You'll want to get to the A:\ prompt and then type fdisk and press Enter.
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Do you have a printer hooked up to the machine you are on?
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ok give me a min
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yes i do
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I need to find out why my A drive isn't working any ideas ?
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Print these instructions out...that way if you get disconnected, you'll have them.

Restart with the Win98 Startup disk in the floppy drive. When presented with the Options Screen, press F5 (on some versions: Shift > F5) for Command Prompt. You will see the A:\ prompt...type fdisk and press "Enter".

On the next screen type Y to enable large disk support.

In the "FDISK Options" screen, use option 3 to delete the partition and press "Enter" (You may be prompted to accept the deletion...accept it.) and press "Enter" then press "Esc" to return to the "FDISK Options" screen. Choose option 1 to "Create DOS partition or Logical DOS drive" and press enter..again, accept the change.

On the "Create DOS partition or Logical DOS drive" screen, choose option 1 to "Create Primary DOS partition" and press "Enter". Type Y to "use the maximum available size and set the partition as Active"...press "Enter"

On the next screen, press "Esc" to get the A:\ prompt and then press Ctrl + Alt + Delete to restart your machine.

When presented with the Options Screen, press F5 (on some versions: Shift > F5) for Command Prompt. You will see the A:\ prompt...type format C: /s and press "Enter"...type Y to accept the change and press "Enter". Formatting will take a while...be patient.

When the format is complete and you are back at the A:\ prompt, insert your Win98 Installation CD and type D:\...at the D:\ prompt, type setup and press "Enter". Setup will then check the Hard Drive...this may take a while...be patient. Installation should then begin...just follow the prompts.

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Is it disabled in the BIOS? Perhaps when you were changing the boot priority? It needs to be set as first boot device with the hard drive set as second for this.
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that might be it I was using it as a slave dirive
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What do you want me to do with the file from bootdisk.com?
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Have you created the startup disk?

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Ok...let's start from scratch...

put the startup disk in the floppy drive and restart the machine. It should go through diagnostics and end up on a screen with options to start with cd-rom support...start normally...or safe mode (something like that)

Press Shift and F5 together to get command prompt...A:\
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At the A:\ prompt, type fdisk and press "Enter"

You should get a screen that lists five options...

1. Create DOS partition or Logical DOS Drive
2. Set active partition
3. Delete partition or Logical DOS Drive
4. Display partition information
5. Change current fixed disk drive

Choose option 3 and press Enter

Edited by wannabe1, 20 November 2005 - 12:43 AM.

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did what you said
hit shift+F5 = command prompt
screen says microsoft Win 98 Copyright bla bla
and the A:\>
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Accept the deletion...

What do you see on the next screen?

Edited by wannabe1, 20 November 2005 - 12:50 AM.

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no
ill do it now
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