i am currently running windows 2000 pro on a ntfs file system.i want to go back to windows 98 fat 32 the problem is i am having great problems formatting my hard drive i have tryed everything when i get the ms dos command prompt and type format c: it is not reconised help much apprecited
If you wish to change your hard drive format on a partition or logical drive where the operating system is installed and you use Power Quest's Partition Magic, you will receive an error message #1681 during the process. The Process will hang up but "Control C" will allow you to recover, without making any changes.
To effect a smooth conversion go to PowerQuest's Master Error List and print the Solution to Error 1681. Follow their instructions by turning off System Restore; and running the Compact Command " COMPACT /U /S /A /I /F *.* " from the Command Prompt (START-Programs-Accessories-Command Prompt ) followed by "CD/" to change to the root directory on the partition or logical drive that you want to convert ( Spaces in this command are required). Now run PM.. With this preparation Partition Magic will do the job. click here 156560 - Free Space Required to Convert FAT to NTFS
i am putting a windows 98 boot disk in a drive switching on booting from floppy selecting 2 without cd rom command promp format c: then i get c is not a drive can you use this disk to format windows 2000 pro ntfs or do i need a disk like xp