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cannot setup window98 after format C:

By frankie_chung ·
Should anyone help me?
I have removed the boot-star manager from my harddisk. Then I make fix disk and format on C driver. After do that, I start to setup a window 98. At that time, The system show that the FAT is invaild for window setup. and needto fixed by MS scandisk. After I fixed it with MS scanddisk. I still cannot install Window 98. and I reboot my pc. I cannot read my c driver.
Moreover, when I turn on my pc with no floppy and no system in C driver. There is a signal show " missing Operation system".

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cannot setup window98 after format C:

by Buckle In reply to cannot setup window98 aft ...

Have you tried using FDISK to remove all old partitions and to create a new one(or more).
If you do this w98 setup will format the disk for you.(If you let it, w98 will also recreate a partition as well.

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by frankie_chung In reply to cannot setup window98 aft ...

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cannot setup window98 after format C:

by dmiles In reply to cannot setup window98 aft ...

Using a Win98 startup disk,insert in A:drive and boot the system,at command prompt type in FDISK,choose option (4) to view drive information,see if the drive is listed here.
Hit Esc,now choose option (1) to delete all partitions
Esc
Now Choose option (1) to create primary partition and yes to enable large disk support,this will automatically install FAT32 file system
ESC and reboot
At command prompt type format C: / ENTER
make sure you have the cdrom loaded
reboot and type SETUP

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cannot setup window98 after format C:

by frankie_chung In reply to cannot setup window98 aft ...

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cannot setup window98 after format C:

by MJA In reply to cannot setup window98 aft ...

Change your BIOS to boot off the CD first. Put the 98 CD in and boot the computer. Followthe prompts that ask you if you would like to format and install 98.

Good luck

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cannot setup window98 after format C:

by tommugg In reply to cannot setup window98 aft ...

Before the fdisk option above, type
fdisk /mbr
This will also get rid of the master boot record and any remnants of Bootstar. Then do the full fdisk removing the partitions.
Good luck!

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cannot setup window98 after format C:

by m1wheeler In reply to cannot setup window98 aft ...

i would try getting another boot disk and and booting to it and formatting the drive again, then try running fdisk. and of course you get a missing operating system message you formatted your drive there erasing it. so try what i suggested in that order. good luck.

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