Please don't laugh, yes it is 98. A pal is still using 98 on a Time machine, that is a PC made by "Time"-not a Tardis!! Anyway, he has asked me to re-install Win98 using a genuine, paid for copy of the OS. The problem I have is that there must be a hidden partion for recovery purposes. I have run Fdisk and partioned the hard drive, but when I try to run setup, the hidden partion kicks in and tries to run the repair etc options using the original disc (which has been damaged). How can I get rid of this so that I can re-install using the new copy of the OS?
Thanks for your interest guys (and dolls?), have run Fdisk using Win98 boot floppy, partitioned and formatted in the usual way. Then tried Killdisk, which appeared to wipe everything. It even wiped the hidden partion containing the backup software. Every time I try to run setup from the new Win98 disc, the same message appears trying to force the original backup restore procedure upon me. Definitely something tucked away that Killdisc and Fdisk cannot clear. Damn you "Time".