How do I recover from a hard drive format?

Question

T whom it may concern:

My problem is that I formatted my hard-drive in DOS, and do not know where to go from here. Nothing happens. I do not have any disks eg. drivers for the computer. All I wanted was to be run WIN '98. The computer was given to me. It was a network computer. Can you HELP or direct me to site???

Answer

This question was answered on April 16, 2000. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Your problem is one that many of computer user have encountered I wish I had some better news for you When you formatted the hard drive from the DOS prompt the computer understood that to mean you wanted to wipe out the contents of your hard drive Usually when you do this you can use a disk shipped with your computer to resore the drives contents back to their original condition Without such a disk you need to install your operating system You can only do this with the software disk IE: Windows 98 CD ROM You can purchase a copy of Windows at almost any computer store, but be sure to purchase the "FULL VERSION", not the upgrade The software will come with instructions on how to complete a "Clean Install" of the software.

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Posted by Chester of University of Advancing Computer Technology on April 16, 2000