I'm trying to install windows 98se (long story why).I can Fdisk without problems but can't format the disk. when I type at the prompt "format c:". I get an error message - bad command I think. In any case every search on altavista I do there is no instruction that works.
Any suggestions would be greatfully received - too much time has been wasted trying to sort it out myself.
Right click on your floppy drive/explore/left click "EBD" folder,(You'll need winzip installed) then right click "format"/Extract,and point it towards the path that is your floppy drive,the system should now be able to find the format command.
Thanks for all the replies - this forum is always my 1st port of call. I've been away for a few days so have yet to try any of the suggestions. I have though had an afterthought which may be relevant. The hard disk I'm using to install Win 98se on was one that had been wiped and formatted using Win XP - does that that have any relevance whatsoever?
Sorry but I assumed all the advice given would cover it. I needed to extract the cab file to get format.com (I downloaded the startup disk files). When I typed in at the A: prompt it started to extract but then reported that there is a "general failure writing drive A". Any ideas?
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