Format hard drive
I had a disc in the A: drive downloading some information. The Net freezed up. I ctrl-alt-deleted it, forgetting to take the disc out. When it gets to a certain point it told me to take out the disc. When I tried to continue, it said 'error loading operating system, setup cannot continue'. I couldn't go on to Windows. How do I fix this?
This question was answered on December 4, 2001. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.
From what I gather you are trying to download windows 9x.Have you formatted your drive first?If not this is what you need to do.Please print this page out.
1 run fdisk
2 fdisk will ask you for a file size fat16 or fat32 (chose fat32)
3 fdisk will have a menu with 4 or 5 items (5 items if more than 1 hd's exist)
4 delete partitions in this order
5 Create DOS partition in this order
create primary DOS
Create Extended DOS
Create logical drives
6 ESC out of FDISK to get back to a; prompt
8 At the a; prompt type (format c:/s
9 When format is complete, remove floppy and reboot to the c: prompt
Now you are ready to install your OS win 95,98
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Posted by Scott of Chandler-Gilbert Community College on December 4, 2001