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Old 01-16-2004, 07:17 PM   #11 (permalink)
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ok heres some basic DOS commands that should help:-

C: - changes to the root directory, this would include = A: C: D: ect.
dir - list all files and directories
cd - change directory eg. C:\cd win98 this would put you in the win98 directory
cd.. - this would bring you back a directory
C:\fdisk - this would open the disk formating utility in DOS

these commands are activated by hiting enter

P.S. im very drunk and need a pizza

hope this helps if not.............what do u wont for free!!!!

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Old 01-16-2004, 11:44 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Originally posted by darth spud
hope this helps if not.............what do u wont for free!!!!
How about a beer?

Copper, you can get a 98se bootdisk here:

As quicky as I can this is bascially how youll do it.

At the A: prompt...
1 - Type fdisk
2 - Press Y to enable large disk support or to treat NTFS as large drives (or something like that... cant remember)
3 - press 4 to display current partitions (It should tell you the current type and format the drive is in.
4 - press ESC to return to main menu
5 - Press 3 to delete partition. Choose the number corrosponding to the partion type you want to delete. (you would have seen the type in step 3)
6 - Repeat the same steps if there is more than 1 partition
7 - After all partitions are wiped, create 1. Should be obvious how to when youre at the main menu
8 - after it is created you have to reboot. So do that and keep the floppy in
9 - The partition is created but not formated. at the A: prompt type format c:
10 - Then Y of course.

Thats is pretty much. You can return to fdisk if you like to see if it is partitioned/fprmatted properly. From now you install the OS

Windows XP Pro 2002 (SP2)

Intel Northwood 2.4GHz
Compaq Evo D510 SFF
768MB DDR PC2100
Intel 82801 (AC\'97)
C: 40GB (FAT32)
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Old 01-20-2004, 12:56 PM   #13 (permalink)
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All sorted, thanks for your help

Thanks again

Windows XP Professional Version 2002 Service Pack 2
Asrock K7S41GX Motherboard AGP 8X, FSB 400, DDR 400
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ATI Radeon 9200SE 128MB
512 DDR RAM DDR333
AMD XP2500 CPU 333 Mhz ( BARTON )
80gb Western Digital SD WD800JB-00JJA0 - 7200rpm Hard Drive
80gb Maxtor 6Y080L0 Plus 9 - 7200rpm Hard Drive
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