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How can I format a HDD from a boot disk?


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#1 Guybrush3pwood

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Posted 24 June 2015 - 03:42 PM

I have a HDD that won't boot windows 95. When I try to install DOS 6.22 over it, it just freezes. I'd like to format the hard drive, but I'm not sure how to do it. I thought I could make a boot floppy disk and do it from there, but when I use the FORMAT command, it says bad command or file name. Any ideas on how I can get this done? Thanks!



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#2 JohnC_21

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Posted 24 June 2015 - 03:53 PM

Use the fdisk command to delete any current partition and create a new one then format it.



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Posted 24 June 2015 - 04:53 PM

So strange. I made a boot disk in Win7 and Win95 and neither had the format.com utilitly. I do it with win98 and thar she blows.



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Posted 24 June 2015 - 05:01 PM

That's interesting. Is this the P5-90 computer you are working on?



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Posted 09 August 2015 - 07:38 AM

Use the fdisk command to delete any current partition and create a new one then format it.19.gif


Edited by werbepeo, 09 August 2015 - 07:38 AM.





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