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Windows NT to Windows 98?

By navster2 ·
I am trying to load windows 98 onto a machine that had windows NT on it. I have formatted the HD but am unable to delete the partitions. When I run setup from the CD, it starts like it is going to run and then goes back to a DOS prompt. How do I get rid of partitions (it is showing a FAT16) in order to load 98???

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Windows NT to Windows 98?

by SyscoKid In reply to Windows NT to Windows 98?

Run fdisk to delete all partitions, then reformat.

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Windows NT to Windows 98?

by navster2 In reply to Windows NT to Windows 98?

Unable to delete partitions-that was part of my question. Thank you for responding, though.

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by avachon In reply to Windows NT to Windows 98?

If you have fdisk you can use that. However, if for some reason that does not work, a utility called partition magic will. You can learn more about the utility at www.powerquest.com The advantage is that if you ever want to install another operatingsystem besides 98 or you want to resize/move parition later, it will let you do this on the fly. It's available at any computer store. Good luck.

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by navster2 In reply to Windows NT to Windows 98?

Good information, though I did not use this route. Thank you.

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by lucard In reply to Windows NT to Windows 98?

You can get rid of partitions by using fdisk. But, your problem may be caused because Win NT can create a FAT 16 partition greater then 2GB (which is the limit for FAT 16 specs.) thus resulting in invalid cluster size. If you don't want to use fdisk, boot the computer with cd-rom support using a start-up floppy and then run, from the Windows CD, "setup /is". This will skip scandisk tests and install Win 98. It will work, but none of the disk diag tools won't work.

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by navster2 In reply to Windows NT to Windows 98?

Thank you.

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