Originally posted by DaveFea
I am running Windows 98 SE with a HDD partitioned into a C and a D drive. I have kept the OS and applications on the C drive and all my data on the D drive. Is it a) possible and b) risk free to format the C drive without affecting the D drive?
Yes, it is possible, and formating C:\ will NOT affect D:\
Creating a 2nd parition is actually a good method to use for bakcking up.
Now that you have your data on the 2nd parition, restart your computer and format C:\ from DOS. (if you are going to reinstall Windows 9x)
If you plan on upgrading to Win 2K/XP then boot from your operating system CD, and format C:\ during the setup. (it will give you the option to do this)