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Does it matter if my Win98 is an upgrade CD?
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Got the file and ran it. When it asked for a floppy, I put it in. It did some writing and now I am waiting.

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Does it matter if my Win98 is an upgrade CD?


Nope.. Not going to use the Win98 cd just the boot floppy..

Once you have the floppy made, you need to boot into BIOS and set the first boot device to a: drive or floppy..

Make sure the floppy is in the drive and then reboot your system..

When it starts up, you should get a couple of choices.. for this first time, choose "start without cd-rom support"..

Let me know after you have all this done..

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Ok, I am there. I got three messages and then an A:

The messagesd were basicaly the following:

Drive needs to be partitioned. Run fdisk
THird party disk partitioning s/w
Viruses.

I hope this is what you were hoping to see.

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Yep.. DOS doesn't recognize an NTFS partition so it would say it is not partitioned..

Okay.. at the a:\ prompt, type in fdisk and press <enter> You should see some options.. Choose the option to remove the priomary partition..

Then, in the new screen, choose the option to remove all non-DOS partitions.. Say YES to all questions..

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The first thing it asks me is do I want to enable large disk support. I assume I do as I don't have other op systems or disk utils that were not designed for fat32. Should I say YES?
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Yep..

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I removed the primary and all others. I am back to fdisk options 1-4. What is next?
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Did you remove all non_DOS partitions??

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Yes, I think so.
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Okay.. If all partitons are gone, boot using your XP cd and install it.. Just follow the prompts..

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Ok, I'm back. I did the installation and followed all the instructions. I am up and running and everything looks good except for one thing and maybe this isn't a big deal.

I am busy installing all my programs and one of them is Thunderbird. I got on the net and into Mozilla to do the download. The system asked if I wanted to save and I said yes and went to make a Temp director on the C: drive. What I found out was what I alway had as C: is now F:. Is this a problem? I thought C: was alway the harddrive. C: now is my zip drive I think.

By the way, I want to thank you and your people for this wonderful service you provide. I'm not a neophyte (sp) to computers as I once worked for Control Data Corp and actually designed computer interfaces etc. but that was 22 years ago. Things sure have changed since then. I have written everything I learned here and hope to be able to do this in the future without bothering you all. Again, many thanks for all your efforts.

Edited by John Rickert, 06 December 2005 - 11:44 AM.

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right click on my computer > manage > disk manager

describe to the best of your ability....what is displayed

edit: if possible include a screen shot

Edited by dsenette, 06 December 2005 - 11:45 AM.

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Ok

Under the heading in the box to the right and on top it reads like this:

F: Partition Basic NTFS Healthy (System) 76.68 GB 73.93 GB 96% No 0%

Install (D:) Partition Basic CDFS Healthy 624 MB 0 MB 0% NO 0%

Who do I make a screen shop to send you?
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well....f is deffinitly your main partition.....d is your cd rom....i don't see it even referencing the C: drive there...

go to my computer and right click on whatever is showing up as C: and do properties...what does it say in tehre?
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