I am trying to format in Dos, using script. I'm using WinXP, but still want to format in Dos. I have a Fdisk, and a win98 boot disk. I type in format c: /q, or format /? and it's all invalid. Does WinXP not need aformat disk? or am i typing everything wrong? I just want to format
If your hard drive is formatted NTFS you will not be able to read it or format it with a windows 98 boot disk. Most WinXP installations will be using the NTFS file system, since that is the default. If you want to reformat you will need to either delete the partition then recreate it then format fat32 or boot from the windows xp cd and format it there.
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instead of using format when booting from win98 startup disk, use fdisk first to delete the non-dos partition to delete the ntfs partition of your hardrive then create a dos partition. Maybe this would help.