Problems formatting new hard drive

  tankgirlsmum 12:09 31 Aug 2003

Have just installed a new hdd, partitioned ok, but am now stuck- the startup disk starts fine, but when I type in Format C: /S at the prompt it comes up as bad file name.
Any ideas please?

  BBez 12:19 31 Aug 2003

just type format c: as the /s switch was discontinued in Millenium Edition or use a 98 startup disk which will copy the system files to the HDD...

  tankgirlsmum 13:23 31 Aug 2003

Thanks Bez, tried these suggestions: still comes up with bad file name when using me startup disk, also tried using a win98 one - this starts off ok, but then stops saying some thing about an invalid media type reading drive C/this computer has no valid information???
I hope that I must be missing something obvious?

  Rayuk 14:25 31 Aug 2003

Use your Win set up to format C: drive,you can format other partitions through Windows when you are up and running.

  prilect 17:39 31 Aug 2003

Are you using a floppy from the A: prompt.
A:format C:

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