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Windows 2000 format C:

By dsgeorge ·
Okay, I'll admit it. I purchased Win2000, loaded on my desktop ran it, then took the same upgrade copy and loaded it on my laptop to see if Windows 2000 was okay on it... it was. I then purchased a copy for my laptop and did a "clean load," thinking it would replace the first copy...wrong. With two copies on my laptop I'm using too much space, but cannot from command prompt etc format my C: drive. My diskette is inoperable and my Win2000/Win98 CD-ROM will not boot even with changes to BIOS,so I cannot get to a state that will permit formatting the C: drive to reload from scratch. Microsoft has said the only means is the diskette, so it seems I'm out to lunch. Anyone got any answers?

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by calves In reply to Windows 2000 format C:

Get a Win98 Boot diskette. You can create one by using a Windows 98, go to start, settings, control panel, add/remove, windows programs, create a startup disk.
Boot from the disk, run fdisk delete all partitions, reboot, fdisk, create partition, reboot, setup Bios to boot from CD, Insert 2000 CD into CD-Rom and boot. It'll work!

Good Luck!

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by borisporosin In reply to Windows 2000 format C:

Erase all the directories and then try to install Win2k. I had the same problem and it helped.

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