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Old May 03, 2002, 12:09 PM
spiky2 spiky2 is offline
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Question reformatting [; ; win95b]

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ive just bought a 2nd hand pc from a mate and i want to reformatt my harddrive. it has a partition on it c and d . it runs win95. i dont have a win 95 cd but i do have win98 cd which is what i want to install. The pc has 32mb of RAM and about 4.5gb hard drive
Can any help me please?
ps when i tried to make a startup disk it said insert win95 cd(Which i dont have!) will win98 tartup disk do the trick?
Old May 03, 2002, 12:15 PM
sickmanofasia sickmanofasia is offline
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get a bootdisk here


if youve got got a full 98 disk you can do a clean install info here
Old May 03, 2002, 12:16 PM
sammy_510 sammy_510 is offline
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yes a win98 will do the trick. if you want to remove the partitions you will have to use fdisk to delete the existing partitions then recreate a new partition that uses all the hd as one drive.

Old May 03, 2002, 12:33 PM
spiky2 spiky2 is offline
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thanks sickmanofasia
but how do i know if it is 95a or 95b
Old May 03, 2002, 01:38 PM
spiky2 spiky2 is offline
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used fdisk to remove partition. then did format c:
when restarts i get invalid system disk please insert disk....etc
what is going on
sorry to be such a thicko but im really grateful for the help
Old May 03, 2002, 01:42 PM
Van Nugent Van Nugent is offline
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Change to the CD drive (if you boot from CD) or A: (if you use a bootdisk) then type sys c: . That'll transfer the system files to the HD.

But what you really need to do is to change to the CD drive that you have the Windows CD then run Windows setup.

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