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Thread: HELP! REFORMATING WIN2k




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    How do you reformat your HD on win2k and reinstall win2k? someone please help me!

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    If you set your BIOS to read your CD drive first when booting, then you can boot from the installation disk. Once there, you should be able to find choices that will allow for you to reformat the drive and install Win2k fresh.

    Or worst case... you can use an old Win98 boot disk and remove the NTFS partition, then re-partition the drive and format it that way. Then, when you are installing the Win2k OS, you can tell it to format the partition as NTFS from there.

    Either way should work out fine.

    Good luck. :)
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    The way i do it:
    1. back up all my stuff
    2. reboot with the win98 boot disk in the floppy drive
    3. hoose boot without cd rom support (so it boots faster and we don't need the cd rom yet anyway)
    4. type fdisk at the "a:" prompt, delete the partiton and add it again.
    5. close fdisk
    6. take out the boot floppy, and put in the windows cd rom and reboot and it will start the re install. but first you need to set the BIOS to read the cd drive first

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    where can i get the win 98 boot disk?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy
    The way i do it:
    1. back up all my stuff
    2. reboot with the win98 boot disk in the floppy drive
    3. hoose boot without cd rom support (so it boots faster and we don't need the cd rom yet anyway)
    4. type fdisk at the "a:" prompt, delete the partiton and add it again.
    5. close fdisk
    6. take out the boot floppy, and put in the windows cd rom and reboot and it will start the re install. but first you need to set the BIOS to read the cd drive first

    Isn't that what I said just above? :?:
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    oh, sorry, i musta opened the window just b4 you posted

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    as darth said - boot from cd

    select install win2k

    delete partition, press D then L to confirm etc.

    then select blank partiton and then win2k will ask what file system use (i alway use ntfs since its better)



    I'd use the method andy mentioned if u wanted to setup partitions (u can do it from the win2k cd as well - u setup other partitions when windows is loaded)

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    Kheldar that is the same way I do it. Works great

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