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My brother is running mandrake 7.0, how do you format the drive.
 

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Cuz he told me linux is to hard and he wants windows 98 back..
 
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You should fdisk it first.

Boot to the Windows Startup Disk and select start computer without CD-Rom support.

At the A:> Prompt type fdisk /mbr

Then Enter

It will be quick enough that you probably won't even think it did anything.

Then type fdisk then hit enter, Follow the instructions.

When that is done reboot and select start computer without CD-Rom support.

At the A:> prompt type format c:/s
 

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I tried that and it said Data error reading drive A Abort, Retry, Ignore, Fail?
 

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May be its my floppy boot disk. My friend told me one time, put
the floppy in and on windows go to start and click run. I can't
remember what he said, but he told me to type some thing. And
it will make a boot disk...
 
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Is your bios set to boot from floppy first?

You can get a Win 98 Boot Disk here.

Make sure you have a formatted floppy!
 

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In the BIOS, should I Disable IDE Hard Drive yes or no.
 

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What colored floppy disk should I download. And after I do that
what should I do after that.
 
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Red

After you download it put a blank floppy in the floppy drive and double click the file you downloaded, and it will create a boot disk.
 

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I did what you said and it stoped at 54% I tried ten times.
 
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What stopped at 54%, The creation of a new boot disk?

Or formatting the hard drive?
 

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I have three floppy and there all bad. I have an idea, if I copy
the boot files onto a CD. If it where like a boot disk, you think that
would work.
 
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I never tried that and I don't really know if it would work.

But if you feel like wasting a CD go for it ............:D

It will have to be a CD-R Not a CD-RW
 

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SPEEDO, I found a new boot disk my friend left over here. I put
it in on my brothers computer. When it boots up where it tells
you about your system, you know how much. RAM, HARDDRIVE
SPACE, PROCESSOR, You have it says Starting windows 98...
Microsoft(R) Windows 98
(C)Copyright Microsoft Corp 1981-1998.

A:\>



Ihave no idea what to do.
 
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