how to start with dos right after post?

By ckck ยท 6 replies
Jun 8, 2005
  1. My win2k os is broken. I intend to reintall win98; however, I was not able to boot into any os to install win98 through cd because my win98 doesn't have autorun file with it only setup file.

    How can I install win98 without os?
  2. IronDuke

    IronDuke TS Rookie Posts: 856

    Download a boot disc from here
  3. ckck

    ckck TS Rookie Topic Starter

    thanks, but still can't proceed

    I don't know if the problem is from my hard drive's configuration, the FORMAT C: command can't proceed.
  4. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    When you boot from the floppy, do an FDISK first to show you the current partitioning (if any). You could then delete and make a new partiton, set that active, then format it.
  5. ckck

    ckck TS Rookie Topic Starter

    fdisk didn't work, either.

    I have tried it before format. I got same message. My filesystem is fat32 and has 2 partition in it, but fdisk and format are not able to proceed.
  6. IronDuke

    IronDuke TS Rookie Posts: 856

    Could it be you're trying to format a large hard disc with an old version of fdisk?
  7. patio

    patio TS Guru Posts: 482

    What is the exact error message you are getting ? ?

    patio. :cool:
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