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Elsie Tanner
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      03-05-2005
Is it possible to format the c drive via the ms-dos prompt while windows is
still open? If not what's the best way (Win 9?

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Walter Mautner
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      03-05-2005
Elsie Tanner wrote:

> Is it possible to format the c drive via the ms-dos prompt while windows
> is
> still open? If not what's the best way (Win 9?
>

While with win98 it *might* be possible, it's not a good idea. You might get
stuck half way through left without a bootable disk.
Create a bootfloppy from within win98 or the dosprompt therein (format a: /s
will do) and copy over your most useful dos tools (fdisk.*, format.*) from
c:\windows\command. Save that one for emergency.
Then "restart to DOS mode" and do the job.

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Abbyss
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      03-05-2005
Hi!
Use a win-98 boot disk. If you are running win 2000 or XP on a NTFS
partition you will have to use the FDISK (type: A:-\FDISK) tool to
create a FAT32 partition because Win-98 can't read (does not recognize)
a NTFS partition. After rebooting you can format the Partition (disk).

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> still open? If not what's the best way (Win 9?
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Richard
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      03-05-2005
On Sat, 5 Mar 2005 12:51:51 -0000 Elsie Tanner wrote:

> Is it possible to format the c drive via the ms-dos prompt while windows
> is still open? If not what's the best way (Win 9?
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> Else
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NO!
Since the prompt feature is working through windows, formatting that drive
is not possible.
As "format" wipes the drive clean, how is windows going to continue to
operate?
Make a boot disk as directed from the help files.
Boot up with disk in floppy drive.
Once things stop, you'll see something like a:> on the screen.
enter the following with no quotes and the spaces: format c: /s
Follow the instructions given and read before entering anything.


 
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Pennywise@DerryMaine.gov
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      03-05-2005
On Sat, 5 Mar 2005 12:51:51 -0000, "Elsie Tanner" <(E-Mail Removed)>
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|> Is it possible to format the c drive via the ms-dos prompt while windows is
|> still open? If not what's the best way (Win 9?

Best way:
Create a Win98 boot disk
Control Panel > add remove programs > startup disk (create)
Or download one at http://bootdisk.com/bootdisk.htm
(Windows 98 SE OEM)

All the files you need will available, and you'll have access to your
CD.


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Jerry G.
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      03-05-2005
You must re-start the computer using the start-up installation disk for
Win98. You can then reformat from that disk.

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