Why won't my system show my hard drive when trying to install Win98?

Question

I TRIED TO REMOVE WINDOWS 2000 PRO BY FORMATTING HARD DRIVE. NOW WHEN I TRY TO BOOT UP USING WIN 98 BOOT DISK THE SYSTEM CAN'T FIND THE HARD DRIVE. IN THE BIOS SET UP IT SHOWS THE HARD DRIVE. WHEN I TRIED TO RUN FDISK IT SAYS NO HARD DRIVE ON SYSTEM, I AM OUT OF IDEAS.

Answer

This question was answered on March 22, 2002. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

A:

The steps that you will want to use to properly uninstall Win2000 and reinstall Win98 are located at Microsofts Website: http://www.microsoft.com/windows2000/support/issues/uninstall-issues.asp Please refer to Microsofts

If you backed up all of your data before you installed Windows 2000 or you do not have any data that needs to be retained, you can reformat the hard disks in the computer and reinstall Windows 95 or Windows 98 To reformat the hard disk, see the "Removing NTFS" section in this article

WARNING : Formatting a disk deletes all the files and data Format a disk only if all of the files that you want to keep are backed up

By following Microsofts step by step instructions, you should be able to install Win98 without any problems.

Good Luck.

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Posted by Teri of Data Doctors on March 22, 2002