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Hi there, first the basics
1.4 amd ddr
asus a266ddr MOBO
256 DDR ram (pc2100)
west. Dig. 30gm HD
creative live 5.1 soundcard pci
geforce2 gts 32mb video
48x cd drive
4x4x24 HP r/rw drive

i was having difficulty with IE6, so i tried to unistall.. It seemed to disappear, but still had icon on desktop but not in add/remove in control panel.. Started to get lots of Ie errors and rundll32 errors. Could not access internet. I would get errors trying to reinstall IE6..

I then tried to install windows over the top of current OS. IT was able to install, but still had same errors (and had all files). I tried to reformat drive from windows, dos prompt, startup screen and would not reformat due to it saying that drive C: in use. I could not get the dang HD wiped. The last time i tried it kept most of my files (i want it WIPED), but i lost my video driver, my primary and secondary IDE controller and my floppy controller.. NOw, my CD drives will not work, they are not recognized in My computer whatsoever..

What can I do! I will send someone a 12pack of their favorite beverage for some solutions..

please help

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Welcome to the forums tedly........................:D

Sounds like you have a virus or something happening there. Are you using any sort of antivirus program and is it up to date.

If you want to wipe the drive go here and click DrDos then download DrDflash for flashing bios no drivers. Put a blank floppy into the drive and double click the file that you downloaded. It will make a boot disk for you.

THen go here and download Dlg Diagnostics, Extract all of the files to the same floppy that you made with DrDflash.

Set your boot sequence in the bios to boot from floppy first, Save and exit with the newly made floppy in the drive.

At the A:> Prompt type dir then enter. you should see DlgDiag.exe on the list if so type dlgdiag.exe then enter follow the instrutions from here to write zeros to the drive.

After this you will have to fdisk and format the drive.............:D
 

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I'm somewhat at a loss as to why he just doesn't boot with a MS-DOS startup floppy and FDISK the drive. Is the raindance with DrFlash really necessary?
 
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It's not all that complicated johnwill, Don't you ever have anything good to say about anything anyone posts on here. Everything is a negative if it's not your way.
He wanted advice on how to clean his hard drive and I gave him the best advice that I have.
I for one know that fdisking and formatting doesn't clean the hard drive off and that there are remnants always left over. This is why people who fdisk and format on accasion have issues afterwards.
 

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Well i appreciate both posts, and i hope that i can try this tomorrow (im at work now and will download this stuff from here), I did use the original boot disk that came with the windows, and did the rigormorle to (what i thought) was wiping and reinstalling new windows, but i didnt really know what you meant by fdisking before trying to format. Ill be looking that up after i post, rest assured.

Right now, as it sits i did find a few corrupted files when i went into safe mode and ran some system tools that were in there, Im guessing thats why my D: and E: drives will not register, thereby strangling my PC. It boots to the selection of normal or safe mode before windows posts.. sometimes it asks if i want to boot from anything in particular before the normal/safemode prompt.

Thanks again fellers for the initial info.. Any more advise now that i gave a bit more info?
 

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Ummm. after i created the boot disk, the floppy is full (it was totally empty to start).. So, how am i supposed to extract the files onto the full floppy?

Thankx

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You must have downloaded Data lifeguard.

What you want is Dlg Diagnostics.

Both programs together on the floppy should be 256K after your done.
 

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hmm i got drdos703 and when i ran it it filled the disk to 1.38mb.

the other program is a zipfile called dlgdiag10 which uses 1.23mb


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okok, i downloaded the wrong one.. im getting drflash now, then ill extract the dldiag10


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It's not all that complicated johnwill, Don't you ever have anything good to say about anything anyone posts on here. Everything is a negative if it's not your way.
He wanted advice on how to clean his hard drive and I gave him the best advice that I have.
I for one know that fdisking and formatting doesn't clean the hard drive off and that there are remnants always left over. This is why people who fdisk and format on accasion have issues afterwards.
Geez, take a chill pill! I've been doing this since MS-DOS was in version 1.1, and if you use FDISK to create a partition, then FDISK /MBR, you will not have issues with stuff remaining after you format. I guess if you like doing things the difficult way, you have a point. I, on the other hand, like to do things the easiest way that will accomplish the goal. In this case, I believe it's my method. You're free to disagree, but I don't see a reason to get your nose out of joint. :rolleyes:
 

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Quit making a mountian outta a molehill.

just do a zero fill followed by fdisk and reload os.

boot up using a win98se boot disk and choose option 3:

start computer WITHOUT cd rom support.

when back to the A: prompt remove win 98 disk and insert WD disk and type:

A:\wddiag.exe (press the enter key) this will take you directly to the zero fill program

after zero fill is complete remove WD disk and insert win 98se disk and type:

A:\fdisk

after fdisk is complete reboot and this time choose option 1

start win 98 from cd rom (be sure win 98 cd is in the drive)
 
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I guess everyone has a different way of doing things.

There is no one way to do anything it's like being a machinist, You can give ten prints of the same part to ten different people and they will all have a different way of making it..............:confused:

Sorry I got in yer face johnwill..................;)

Well he sure has a few options to try now....................:D
 

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Hi guys, i didnt know that this would create such a lively discussion...

What I did was follow the drflash post and wrote zeros to drive then formatted and reinstalled windows. I didnt fdisk anything 'cause im not familiar with partitioning.. any info on that would be cool, cause i still havent really loaded anything new since the reboot. I just got the internet back and called it good for now..


Just for the record, i did try just booting with the MS boot disk and that didnt help.. Only after i wrote 0's to the drive, completly wiping it, everything worked out fine.. I was prompted to format and all that..

Again I appreciate all the posts but the 1st idea worked flawlessly

TEDLY
 
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