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Wiped Two Hard Drives

On my Asus rebuilt (by local shop) computer. Used Darik's Boot and Nuke which worked fine. However, while using my Windows 98 Startup Disk's Fdisk utility, only one drive (the smaller one)will partition. The other one will not budge. I indicated "yes" to the drives being Fat32 but only one partitioned and then formatted. My Windows 98 SE will not load because it sees a problem. I'm sure it's the other drive. My goal is to reload my copy of Windows XP Pro upgrade once I get 98 loaded. What am I doing wrong?

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Thanks, Bob B.

That explains a lot. I'll have to carefully read because of the DOS aspects but that's what I expected with wiped hard drives.
Dave (Lightseed1)

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Another Option To Install The XP Upgrade

Instead of attempting to install Win98 first, simply place the XP Upgrade CD in the CD drive, then let it format the disc using it's own format utility. You should be able to partition the disc as you'd like during the partitioning process at the beginning of setup. When asked for a qualifying disc to allow the upgrade, place the Windows 98 disc in the drive so it can be recognized, then proceed on using the XP disc.. The point it, you don't have to install Windows 98 first.. Windows XP upgrade only needs to "see" the 98 disc to allow the install to take place.. It's more like a clean Windows XP install this way.

Hope this helps.


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Great Suggestion!


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Wiped Two Hard Drives

i highly suggest finding a full install copy of xp
after the xp upgrade install that way you dont hit any walls when u reinstall in the future

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That Is Wise

Thank you, as well.

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