[24hoursupport] Re: formating harddrive

  • From: "Spider" <spider1@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "24hr Help Desk" <24hoursupport@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 4 May 2002 06:44:51 -0400

Sorry folks, I've found about 4 or 5 messages sitting on Yahoo for a few
days that I did not catch.  I am forwarding them now.  Better late then

From: "John Doe" <JohnDoe4u2@xxxxxxxxxxx> 
Date: Mon Apr 29, 2002 11:28am 
Subject: Re: [24hrsupporthelpdesk] Re: formating harddrive  

Whenever you create a new partition, the new partition has to be
formatted for use.
In the dos prompt type format d:\ /s
Leave the spaces as they are.
You may have to have the boot disk in the floppy and be in the A:> drive
Once that's done, move the files you want onto it.
Then do a clean install of the OS.
From what I've heard, it's a total nightmare using the upgrading method.
You should do a full new install of win98.
Or totally reformat the c:\ drive, install win95 then immediately do the
Also check and make sure the d: drive is not an ntfs type. It should be
at least FAT16. For 98, it should be FAT32.

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: mdnghtkiss76 
  To: 24hrsupporthelpdesk@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Monday, April 29, 2002 8:50 AM
  Subject: [24hrsupporthelpdesk] Re: formating harddrive

  Hi john thank you. I went ahead and formated my cdrive but now I'm 
  having trouble installing windows again. 

  I'm upgrading my computer so I went from an IWILL with a 400 ghz 
  processor to now a MSI with a AMD XP processor. 

  I have a Win95 CD that I'm bringing up to an upgrade to Win98. 

  When I installed win95 it tells me that "setup found a compressed 
  volume or a disk-cashe utility on your computer, quit setup and 
  remove... I think it said to remove the device. 

  I went ahead and installed win95 but it wouldn't boot so I went ahead 
  and installed win98 which gave me the same error, I was figuring it 
  was talking about the d drive that is on there. 

  I'm now getting the messages when I start my computer that there is 
  no array and that windows isn't finding a ton of DLL's. 

  Any idea on what is going on???

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