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DELETING MY C: DRIVE

By jnelson2000 ·
I USE WINDOWS 95 AND MY C DRIVE HAS BECOME COMTANATED AND NEEDS TO BE COMPLETILY DELETED AND REINSTALED. YOU CAN NOT FORMAT THIS DRIVE LIKE YOUR A DRIVE IT I THINK IT COULD BE DONE IN DOS BUT I DON'T KNOW HOW. IF ANY OHE CAN HELP PLEASE DO.

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by robert_a_mocarski In reply to DELETING MY C: DRIVE

You will need a bootable floppy that includes format.com and sys.com (fdisk.exe comes in handy as well). You can use the floppy disk that came with the Win9x disk you have if it came with one. Boot to the floppy disk and run format c: /s. This will format the c: drive as a system disk.

This will erase all data from your c: drive so make sure that's what you really want to do before you format it.

Once it's formatted, you should be able to boot from the c: drive to a dos prompt and you will need to install Windows from there.

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by Miss Kitty In reply to DELETING MY C: DRIVE

Before you reformat the c:, you need to run fdisk and delete the primary partition and any secondary partition. After you have done that then you need to create a new partition. Write down what the primary partition looks like and what the secondary looks like before you delete them so you know what to recreate. Also when you are done with fdisk then you need to type in fdisk mbr (this will clean out a virus that might be in your boot record.

This is what you need to do in what order:
1. reboot with the system floppy in the A: drive.
2. select cdrom support.
3. from a:, type in fdisk.
4. delete the main partition and the secondary one (if there is one).
5. create the new partition.
6. exit fdisk and reboot the pc.
7. repeat step 2 and then from the a:, type in fdisk mbr; press enter.
8. reboot again.
9. repeat step 2 and then from the a:, type in format C: and press enter.
10. If you have DOS and you have the installation floppy, reload DOS.
11. Find out what drive your system assigned to the cdrom drive (probably E:). Do a dir E: or dir . You are looking for a directory Win95. When you find it, change the directory to Win95 and type in setup. Make sure you have your Win95 registration number available, because you will be asked for it.

You should be okay unless your virus is in the cmos area.
Good luck.
Cathy
covcat@riverstonegrp.com

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by RRV In reply to DELETING MY C: DRIVE

Well. if you have original bootable 95/98/NT/2000 CD put it and let it start. in the install option let the files load. Then you'll have option to change the file system,primary/secondary drive partition setting, reinstall OS etc options. in that you take reinstall OS. This will do a thorough chkdisk and if there is any problem it will prompt to format or directly install. This is a simple way of doing and there is no risk. All you need is a genuine OS CD which you purchased.

RV

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by zerocool In reply to DELETING MY C: DRIVE

Shut down windows and go into DOS and type in "C:\" then press enter so that the drive is selected then type in "format c" and it should start the format. You can also use the windows 95 install disk to take out the drive.

Email me if it works zerocool@lycos.com

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