Originally posted by enzio
Im stuck reformatting my harddrive help apprecitated
1) Making a MS-DOS startup disk, rebooting and then starting with MSDOS then it comes up with A:\> and i cant change the drive to C: so i was stuck there
Enzio, if DOS cannot see the hard drive (C:\), then it could be that the HDD itself is incorrectly installed. Open up your case and make sure all the IDE cables are securely fastened and that the jumper settings are correct (master/slave).
When you have double checked this, I would boot up with a Win98 startup diskette. Use the FDISK utility to see what partitions (if any) there are on this hard drive. As long as your personal data is backed up somewhere safe, I would delete all partitions and just make it one large single partition.
You do NOT need to PRE-format your HDD when installing W2K or XP. Both oper. systems will format the HDD as part of the isntallation process.