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Old 03-08-04, 06:39 PM
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Totally Wipe HD- Start from scratch/

Hello, we're using a laptop running wondows 98 that was having some problems so we wanted to clear and reinstall- we put in the cd and installed it but i think it made another partition (when we startup the computer it asks which we would like to load and when we load it shows the hard drive as being like 1/2 full-small hd) and i want to start from scratch. HELP!
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Try this:

http://staff.washington.edu/jdlarios/autoclave/

Used a couple times myself and has worked really well.
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If you're using 98, you can do it using these commands (note: you will need a bootdisk ith fdisk and format on it -- this will also erase everything from the harddrive, so make sure you have the 98 install CD)

Boot from the bootdisk.

at the command prompt: fdisk
When that loads, delete both partitions. The create a new partition using all space.
Exit out of the fdisk util.

then run format c: (since its 98, you might have to add a \s at the end of the format command)

I would suggest searching google an reading a couple tech sites just to know exactly what you are doing before you do it yourself.

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