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By bob johnson ·
I've accidently installed part of dos version 6 on my computer. the boot disk w/ this version doesn't contain fdisk or anything. i need to get off dos 6 and install win 98 se but it won't read the win 98se boot disk. if i try to run fdisk from the win98 disk it says incorrect version of dos. so how do i get rid of version 6 and install win 98 se. Thanks in advance for your help.

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by kevin_b In reply to dos help

you can finish installing dos, create a boot disk with format and fdisk and then install win98. You can go to any of the tech support sites to help create a boot disk. The win98 disk should have info on how to create a boot disk for you. You can borrow one from someone if you have to. Just copy fdisk and format to the boot disk and it should work. For that matter, you can just format the hard drive and start over.

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by bob johnson In reply to dos help

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by tamj123 In reply to dos help

you can download a win 98 bootdisk from this web site:
www.bootdisk.com

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by bob johnson In reply to dos help

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by mphoffar In reply to dos help

You'll need a bootable disk from SE. What you've discovered is the dos 6 command.com isn't forward compatable with the 98 SE dos apps.

Going to bootdisk.com isn't a bad idea like that last guy said, but I'd probobly try to copy the command.comfrom c:\windows\command to c just to see if I got any results with that.

Good luck to you

Mark

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by bob johnson In reply to dos help

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by richard_barsby In reply to dos help

Hi all the previous answers are correct but if your bios supports it the easiest way is to make your cdrom the first bootable device and either install or fdisk from the cd.

Best Regards

R.K.Barsby

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by lafavor_s In reply to dos help

I agree with Mr. Barsby, a clean install is your best, and least complicated route, all the other answers require much more work with less likelyhood of success.
PS. this answer isn't for the points, distribute them to the other answer(s) that you select.

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