Which screen is it in this link? : http://www.winsupersite.com/showcase/windowsxp_sg_clean.asp
Step 7 is where the format comes up. If you're entering further into the format than that - you're stuck in a previous format.
If you're stuck, get a Windows 98SE boot disk (make sure it includes the format command) and boot from it. (here's a good place for free boot disks: http://www.bootdisk.com/
) I'd suggest their Windows 98SE download located here: http://www.mbhs.edu/~jaosborn/boot98se.exe
I'm presuming that you computer has the ability to boot directly from the CD-ROM drive - if not, don't do anything yet!
If you can boot from the CD-ROM drive, then go ahead and boot from the floppy. It'll end up at an A:\> prompt. Type in "format c:\" (without the quotes) and press Enter (if this gives you an error, type format c: and press Enter - my DOS skills are a bit rusty). This will format your drive (and remove all traces of the previous, aborted installation.
Then you'll be able to boot from your CD and do a clean install.
Edited by usasma, 04 December 2005 - 05:34 PM.
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