Do you know that the win98 boot disk creates a ramdisk? In other words, it uses a chunk of ram to act like a drive, and on that ramdrive it places a number of utilities.When you use the format /s option, the format program needs to find the location of the command processor. It sounds like it might not know where it is. Watch the screen as you boot to see which letter the ramdrive is assigned.You might need to jockey between that drive and the floppy. Don't assume that your normal drive letters are used. I would try again watching for any text coming on the screen that might be useful. -- d Ewen Howe wrote: > > >In an attempt to format C: for a clean installation of OS, I used Win98 boot >disks (2) to boot start into the A: prompt, where I supposed to format C: >/s. But, I was asked to 'insert a MS-DOS disk to A:....' that I do not know >what I should do. Then I moved around different drives, i.e D: (a partion of >HDD), E: and F: (two ROMs), but was never allowed to go back to A: again >when I typed A:, saying 'Inaccessible, Abort? Failed? Exit?'. Then, I had to >move E: or F: where I formatted the C: successfully. Any problem of the FDD? >If so, how it run the Win98 boot disks smoothly? Can anyone tell me what was >wrong. Thanks! > >Ewen >- Users can unsubscribe from this list by sending email to >24hoursupport-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with 'unsubscribe' in the >Subject field OR by logging into the Web interface at >http://web.tampabay.rr.com/spider1/24hrsupport.htm. > > > > - Users can unsubscribe from this list by sending email to 24hoursupport-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with 'unsubscribe' in the Subject field OR by logging into the Web interface at http://web.tampabay.rr.com/spider1/24hrsupport.htm.