Re formatting C drive with win ME on

  anniesboy68 13:53 09 Aug 2004

ME no longer supports the switch "FormatC:/s" command at the A> prompt when trying to format the drive. Does anyone know what the command is to format please. I have already created a Start up disk.

  LastChip 14:33 09 Aug 2004

Format C: is no problem, it's the /s that ME doesn't support.

Providing you have a boot disc and have verified it works, formatting without the system file switch is no problem.

Format your drive, boot up with the floppy and off you go.

  woodchip 14:58 09 Aug 2004

As above start with a Win98 Floppy start disc then type

FORMAT C: press enter y for yes n for no

  anniesboy68 15:34 09 Aug 2004

Nope, will not go!

  woodchip 15:42 09 Aug 2004

You are doing somthing wrong. go hear for a Win98se OEM floppy, after downloading put a floppy disc in the computer and double click the download file to create the Start here or a WinME oem may work. Your computer needs to be able to boot from the floppy disc then do the above after starting with the floppy

  LastChip 15:55 09 Aug 2004

What do you actually mean? Are you getting an error message or what?

  anniesboy68 16:04 09 Aug 2004

Yipee, its going, I typed Format C: [no slash] and its going Using Win 98 disk

  anniesboy68 16:36 09 Aug 2004

thanks all for input....The error messages were various too many to type, nevertheless win 98 is loading and M E to go on top [upgrade] hopefully

  LastChip 17:16 09 Aug 2004

Just out of interest, you could have saved yourself time and potential conflicts by loading your ME disc from scratch.

All that would happen, is it would ask you to put your Win 98 disc in the CD drive during the installation processs, just to verify that you are entitled to an upgrade.

If you do it again sometime, a tip worth remembering.

  anniesboy68 17:29 09 Aug 2004

LastChip.....Thanks for that, worth remembering.

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