Problem with ReFormat and Reinstallation of Win 98

  Newuser1445 16:30 13 Jun 2004

I had a PC which was running 2 partitions (C & D)before a crash. Having unsuccessfully tried an overlay installation, I re formatted the C drive of the HDD using the Win 98 boot floppy FDISK and installed Windows 98. However this only boots into Safe Mode and I have tried running Msconfig and checking SFC without any luck so far.

Can anyone help please?

  Totally-braindead 16:33 13 Jun 2004

Did you actually format it. If you made any changes to the partitions from fdisk you need to use the command FORMAT C: before it will work.

  woodchip 16:36 13 Jun 2004

Why did you use FDISK as you only had to start with floppy and type FORMAT C:

PS if you used FDISK your other partition will have gone

  Newuser1445 16:58 13 Jun 2004

I used FDISK initially and then used the command FORMAT C: \s.

FDISK indiacated that both partitions were still OK
By checking with Partiton Magic Boot Disk, the second partition is still there but hidden I think by Safe Mode?

What is the best way to get back to a normal boot please?

  woodchip 17:04 13 Jun 2004

If you have a Hidden partition is this a Shop bought comp? as drivers etc may be on that partition

  Newuser1445 17:14 13 Jun 2004

The Partitions were created using PM 6.0 following purchase 3 years ago. All data is backed up so merging the 2 partitions is still an option if this may help

  woodchip 17:19 13 Jun 2004

You say you can get into Win98 in safe mode. If so Go into device manager and see what colours there are at the side of icons and which

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