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#1 Rob B

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Posted 09 May 2006 - 04:45 PM

Hi all, i have a bit of a problem i've been working on for a while but i havent gotten anywhere. I'm open
to any and all suggestions you might have.

I have a Hewlett Packard N3410 notebook. It has an AMD K6-2 550mhz cpu and 192mb Ram and
a 4.7gb HDD.I had Windows98 installed from the factory but i installed WinXP,thinking it would be much better...I ran WinXP for six months but was having a problem with HDD space so i decided to reinstall
Win98 but didnt have the system recovery disk so i used DOS to format the HDD. A few days after
formatting the HDD i used the HP recovery cd to reinstall Win98. Here is where the problem comes
in...Now that i have reinstalled Win98, when i boot the computer i get an "Invalid or damaged Bootable
partition" message. Does anyone have any idea what exactly is wrong or at least how to fix it? Any
help is greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance. Cheers!


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Posted 10 May 2006 - 02:05 AM

Hey Rob,

you also have to repartition before formatting your hard drive as winxp uses a different filing system than win 98...here is a link that will help you to repartition the hd and also reformat...I hope this helps

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Posted 10 May 2006 - 07:51 AM

You may have a NTFS partition, since you had Windows Xp installed prior. Delete the partition with fdisk, restart the computer and create a FAT32 partition.
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