My disc refuses to format

  Eileanbeag 23:00 30 Dec 2003
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I am trying to format my hard drive but when the format begins I get a message "Checking for bad sectors 1%complete. Insufficient memory. What kind of memory - I had thought I had sufficient. Can anyone please help.

  VoG II 23:01 30 Dec 2003

Which version of Windows, etc., etc.

  Eileanbeag 23:03 30 Dec 2003

Sorry - how stupid of me - Windows 98SE

  scooby43 23:05 30 Dec 2003

hm did u do fdisk

  Eileanbeag 23:06 30 Dec 2003

No - how would that help?

  VoG II 23:07 30 Dec 2003

Does click here help?

  woodchip 23:13 30 Dec 2003

Are you running Format from Dos or trying to run in windows. As you should do this from DOS, With a Win98 Startup disc At A:\> just type FORMAT C: press enter

  scooby43 23:14 30 Dec 2003

fdisking is a means of making sure you have wiped everything from the hard drive. Then recreating a partiton and starting from scratch.

  woodchip 23:21 30 Dec 2003

PS if it still will not format! Start with floppy Win98 disc and type SCANDISK C:

  scooby43 23:22 30 Dec 2003

let us know of your progress

  Eileanbeag 23:23 30 Dec 2003

Had a look at Article.
Would I endanger the computer (it is not mine) by using the format without the s and then typing in sys.c - but don't inderstand why there isx insufficient memory - i am using start with CD Rom support

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