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How do I wipe my hard drive and reinstall Windows 98 from scratch?


How do I revert my hard drive completely and reinstall windows 98 from scratch so I have most of my hard drive space back.


This question was answered on January 28, 2001. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Hello and thank you for sending your question.

A:If you want to reinstall Win98 from scratch, I suggest you reformat your hard drive Reformatting your hard drive will erase all of the information you have in your system.

From a boot disk with the system files and the format command, type:

FORMAT c: /s/u

The /s puts system files on the drive so you can boot to it and the /u is for an unconditional format.

You can then reinstall Windows 98 and have a fresh start I hope this helps you with your question, if not, please, do resubmit

Good luck,


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Posted by Leonida of Chandler-Gilbert Community College on January 28, 2001