Fdisk practice

  Eileanbeag 10:57 30 Mar 2006

I have obtained a computer which has Windows ME installed and I want to practice Fdisk but how do I get to it? I have downloaded the boot disk for ME.

  BRYNIT 11:11 30 Mar 2006

This should help click here

  Eileanbeag 13:36 30 Mar 2006

Many thanks - just whAT i needed.

  Eileanbeag 16:56 30 Mar 2006

Have been partitioning and playing around with settings and have formatted and am now trying to load Windows 98u as I don't have Windows ME disk which was previously loaded. get an error message: Setup found a compressed volume or a disk cache utility on your computer. Quit setup and check your compressed volume with your disk compression software or remove the disk cache utility then run setup again.

How do I deal with this?

  martjc 17:34 30 Mar 2006

...After using fdisk, the drive will need to be formatted so you can put an OS on it. You'll need a Win 98 boot disk if you intend to install Win 98. Try booting from the 98 disk, then installing OS after formatting.

  Pineman100 18:19 30 Mar 2006

... if you're formatting the drive to put an OS on it, you must add the /s switch to the format command. So at the A: prompt, type

format/s ?: (? is the drive letter that you're formatting)

  ACOLYTE 18:27 30 Mar 2006

Also dont forget to set the partition active,i have done this before.

  Eileanbeag 22:53 30 Mar 2006

Thanks all - going to be away 2morrow but will work on it sat weekend

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