Please help How to format my Compaq Deskpro.

  tojam53 17:01 18 Sep 2006

I am having trouble finding my hard drive now that I have formatted (now realizing I used the wrong method to format. I used a cd that was trying to restore my windows xp and now It will not let me access my c:. I have run out of ideas and need help!

  ArrGee 17:05 18 Sep 2006

Use this to format, then re-install Windows
click here

  tojam53 17:09 18 Sep 2006

Well windows isnt working now I can only access dos, And when I type c: it says invalid drive specification. It will only let me access a: and r: which is a network drive?

  woodchip 17:12 18 Sep 2006

If you do not Have a full XP disc. only a Restore disc. Do not format your drive, as you will need to buy a full XP CD

  tojam53 17:16 18 Sep 2006

I am trying to install windows 98 now. The restore cd formatted my drive and at the same time it was reinstalling xp. Now I cannot format c: because it doesnt find it.

  tojam53 17:26 18 Sep 2006

Argee am I going to have to install any new files after the format is complete to reinstall windows 98?

  woodchip 17:30 18 Sep 2006

You need to us this to clear the Hard drive, click here load it onto a floppy and run it at startup if it does not work like that also download 98se boot disc click here tenth file from top, put a Blank Floppy in drive double click on the downloaded file it will create a boot disc. Start with the boot disc, leave until it gets to A:\> then switch to killdisk and run it to clear the NTFS partition info. Then restart with 98se boot disc and type FDISK press enter large disk support yes then create a partition and format it

  tojam53 17:54 18 Sep 2006

Thanks guys I think its going to work now.

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