I had a long thread yesterday but failed to resolve my problem.
Basically I am trying to format my Hard Disk by booting from the Floppy Boot Disk. When using the boot disk I had with the system, upon typing the format c: command, I get an error "Bad command or file".
when I use the bootdisk downloaded yesterday on some advice, I get a system disk error "replace and hit any key to continue" so that gets me nowhere.
If you have formatted then you will need a windows 98 disc as the CABS files would have been locked and therefore if you have formatted then you have destroyed the Hidden partition that was made by DELL
change your first boot priority to cd-rom, with the cd inserted, save and reboot, and when you get the prompt, if it is A:> type in directly after D:> if it comes up with bad command type in E:> then you should be able to run the "format C:" command.