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By ZakM ·
I am trying to install win98 SE onto a laptop that has been reformatted , however I encounter a SU00015 error.

This relates to a NT partition still on the drive, on running FDISK I am unable to delete the Primary and ext partitions.

What do Ido ?

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Zak Malek
ADT College (London,UK)

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Hi!

Alternative 1
Boot a Windows NT CD or from the three NT floppies and start installation, when you come to the partitioning stage just remove all partitions and choose to exit install.

Alternative 2
Get the delpart utility found on a resource kit for windows 3.51 and only in that resource kit.

This resource kit can be downloaded from microsofts site.

I don't have the correct URL but search for it and you'll find it.

Alternative 3
If you have some old OS/2 disks boot on themand use FDISK that comes with OS2.

Alternative 4
Download the slackware color.gz, boot.img and rewrite.exe and make the two linux boot floppies and use linux fdisk which also can remove any partitions.

Alternative 5
Buy partition magic, great partitioning utility.

/Hasse

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by calves In reply to Windows 98 SE Installatio ...

Hello Zac,
I have another alternative for you.
Get a hold of a Win98 startup diskette, you can create one on any Win98 machine or download from www.bootdisk.com
Now, boot from the diskette.
run fdisk /mbr
run fdisk, accept all the defaults (y)
select 4 and see how many partitions do you have. If the first one is very small (under 10 MB) you don't want to remove that, because laptop manufacter such as Compaq, have that partition to hold the Bios software.
Indentify the partitions, press Esc and select 3, delete all the partitions. Press Esc, Esc, and re-boot on the diskette again.
Run fdisk /mbr
fdisk and accept all the defaults, select 1
accept all the defaults, once it's done, reboot you machine, go into Bios, select the Boot sequence to CD first, and Win98 installation will take care of the format.

Good luck!

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by mphoffar In reply to Windows 98 SE Installatio ...

Just a thought, but when I had this happen to me, it just boilded down to a bad CD or a CD-Rom.

Mark

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My experience with the initial error code related to a faulty HDD or CD Media.

If you are booting of a win98 boot disk, I'm interested if you could actually see a NTFS partition.

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by Jason Prespolis In reply to Windows 98 SE Installatio ...

The Quick & Easy way to Kill a NT Partion use Gdisk

The command line look's Like Ex: Gdisk 1 /del /all ( Disk 0 )

You Can Download GDISK from

http://www.symantec.com/techsupp/ghost/files_ghost.html

Download Norton Gdisk 1.0 and you should have know Problems at all....

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