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By hiland76 ·
I'm trying to use fdisk to delete partitions on an old Acer using Windows 95. Win 95 has become corrupted and is missing nearly all the necessary files to boot up. Using boot disks doesn't seem to help either. I'm trying to delete partitions and it's asking me for the volume label and I have no idea what it is. It won't let me delete a partition without it. I got this computer second hand. I need some help. Nothing seems to be working.

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by syamprasadm In reply to Volume Label

If the machine is booting with out deleting the partition first change the lable(name of the partition) by giving the command "label " and give a new name .Then boot with some good bootable floppy and try to delete the partition with "fdisk " utility.I hope this will solve your problem.Good luck.

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by Poettone In reply to Volume Label

The answer is directly in front of you. When you enter Fdsik and choose option three to delete a partition whether Primary, extended or logical it will as first of all which # and volume lable. If you look at the top of the display when it asks for these items you will see a drive followed by a number then a volume label, thats the one it wants. If there is not an entry under voluume label then leave it blank. If you dont change the volume label then they are usually left blank, just continue to hit enter is thats the case. Any thing else I can do to help please ask.

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by dmiles In reply to Volume Label

Boot the system with the startup disk or boot disk in Floppy drive
If you get the command prompt,Type in FDISK
When screen comes up choose number (4),to view drive information,this will show you the drives,across the line will be the volume label name ex.(WINDOWS),before the file system noted (FAT),write this down
Hit escape and then check the column to see which number corresponds with the type of drive to be deleted,delete the partition that states if it is primary dos partition, logical dos drive with extended partition(to be deleted first),non-dos partition
when this is done use the info you noted for volume name,it ask for volume label in the second line enter the volume label name (WINDOWS)
Follow the onscreen instructions to repartition and reboot for changes to take effect
Now reformat the drive

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by istech In reply to Volume Label

Boot up your PC with a Win95/98 startup disk.
Do a quick format.
When it's done it will ask you form a volume name. Press Enter and don't fill anything in there.
Return to fdisk and all should be well.
Good Luck!

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