Problem with partitioning -- How to format hard drive and reinstall Windows?
mshaw at dowco.com
Wed Nov 16 18:33:06 UTC 2005
akonstam at trinity.edu wrote:
>On Tue, Nov 15, 2005 at 08:18:13PM -0800, Ed Landaveri wrote:
>> google for zapfdisk. Put it on a Win98 boot floppy. Boot the computer with it. At the promp type: zapfdisk z: <Enter>, you'll receive:
>> You've just lost your partition table. Good
>> Type in fdisk /mbr,
>> Then: fdisk delete the main dos primary partition and recreate it.
>> Reboot with the win98 boot, type in format c: /u
>> Format your partition (as FAT). Reboot with the CD & proceed with the installation. You may need to get the Windows XP cd. After this procedure and even before it the Dell CD won't work on your hardrive. I think somebody offered to send it to you. If you can't get zapfdisk, let me know and I will send it to you as a *.rar file. (Most *.exe get blocked as a spam or spyware) Every time I have problem with partitions zapfdisk have become helpful to me.
>Win98 boot floppies are geting rarer every day.
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