Formatting hard drive Windows ME

  Mair-281302 15:37 26 May 2003

I have been trying to format my hard drive to get rid of Windows ME,and revert to Windows 98, checked site for info earlier got as far as Volume Label ENTER for no labal-changed A drive to E drive but will not except E:\ Setup:
Can anyone help Please

  spikeychris 15:43 26 May 2003

Is E the letter of your CD drive?


  Mair-281302 15:55 26 May 2003

No C is my drive but thought I had to change to next letter, but have tried keying in C

  spikeychris 16:03 26 May 2003

I asked if E was your CD letter as you are trying to change the drive presunably to give the source to the installaion CD.

1. Insert your startup floppy & your Windows 98 CD, Restart the computer.

2. Choose option 2 "start windows with CD-ROM support" when prompted.

3. Take note of your CD-ROM's drive letter. It will be displayed in the text on the screen. "Your CD-ROM driver letter is _"

4. At the A:\prompt type in format C: and press enter.

5. Choose YES when asked to proceed with format by pressing the letter Y and then pressing enter. Format will run.

6. After format is complete Enter a volume label then press enter or just press enter for none. An A:\ prompt will appear.

Note: Your not required to enter a volume label, you may leave this empty and simply press enter to continue.

7. At the A:\prompt type in E:\setup (**if E is your CD drive**) and press enter.


  Mair-281302 16:42 26 May 2003

Hi Chris
Just tried your suggestion, my cd drive is E but got as far as step 7 entered in E:\setup got back message - CDR101 Not ready reading drive E.

  woodchip 16:51 26 May 2003

when you start with Win98 floppy and it as installed the CDdrivers, with your Win98 disc in comp try each letter D: E: etc but after each change type dir until you can see win98 folder when you see win98 just type setup

  spikeychris 16:52 26 May 2003

Give the disk a clean and make sure its in the drive before you change the directory. Post back if it fails..


  woodchip 16:55 26 May 2003

PS if it's a fairly new computer you may be able to install boot from CD. Go to Setup when you start your computer and change the first boot device to CD rom and start with Win98 disc in

  woodchip 16:57 26 May 2003

Hi Chris is the sun shining in Lanc's

  Mair-281302 16:58 26 May 2003

What bootup floppy should I be using ME or 98?

  woodchip 17:01 26 May 2003


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