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FDISK ???
HoDog14 Apr-23-02 08:38 PM
Im not really liking my new Windows XP because of compatability issues with a networking program im trying to run. I also have Win 98 and i was thinking it would just be easier to use that. Can I use an FDISK to wipe everything off my HDD and start again with Win 98? Also: can i download an FDISK somewhere or do I have to go buy one? Why or why shouldnt I carry out this plan?

1. RE: FDISK ???
Twinhead Apr-24-02 03:53 AM
In response to message 0
Fdisk is a program.
If you have access to a Windows 98 machine, take a blank floppy disk and let Windows make a Startup disk.
See and ferify that the following items are on it:
msdos.sys, io.sys, comand.com, fdisk.com, sys.com, format.com, label.com and scandisk.exe
If o that, start the XP machine with that disk and enter Fdisk.
Take away ALL the partitions including NON-DOS ones.
Then reboot from the original Windows 98 CD and reinstall Windows 98.

Victor.


2. RE: FDISK ???
lbyard Apr-24-02 10:21 AM
In response to message 1
Instructions for making a Windows 98 Startup/boot floppy are at http://duxcw.com/digest/Fromshop/software/windows/startup/startup.htm. Larry

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