I do hope one of you geniuses can help! It's 5:45 in the morning and I've had [b]enough.[/b]
I want to uninstall Me from my laptop and install Win98. (I have the Master CD and Boot Disc from my pc.)
So, I've tried reformatting my hard drive. None of the boot discs I have made from Add/Remove or Norton will boot into DOS on startup or restart. If I go to Run and type FORMAT C:and then Y and press enter when the prompt window comes up, I get a message saying Drive C is currently in use by another process. (The same if I go direct to MSDOSPrompt.)
So, I've closed every obvious program running (except Explorer), disabled Task Scheduler, uninstalled every application I really don't need for work (including antivirus and firewall), deleted a corrupt CRYPT32.DLL (which I think may be the hub of the problem) and reinstalled it from a download. I've then defragged (fine) and scanned (restarts).
I'm so tired I'm almost tempted to reformat from safe mode.
It's probably staring me in the face, but, what is running on C, what do I do (v. simple instructions, please) and why am I so stupid?