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Windows NT removal

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Brian A. Barker
Posted on Saturday, June 1, 2002 - 8:29 pm:   

I tried to remove NT from my laptop before taking home and now all I get when I turn it on is: "No operating system exists", accompanied by a loud beep. I'm afraid I smoked the drive or something. I tried reinstalling Win95, but the system ignores it. Would replacing the hard drive and reloading WIn95 solve the problem (I have another hard drive)?

Posted on Sunday, June 2, 2002 - 12:14 am:   

you removed the partition, fdisked, and reformatted? or is the partition still there, as it was when it had nt?
Bill Software
Posted on Tuesday, June 11, 2002 - 5:20 pm:   

You will need to fdisk the hard drive. Then reformat using windows 95 start disk. If your laptop is capable of booting from a CD, I would try that first, and run the setup for windows 95.
Posted on Tuesday, June 11, 2002 - 9:22 pm:   

As Bill Software stated you have to fdisk and remove NT's non dos partition for the NTFS partition than reformat with your win95 disk.
Posted on Tuesday, June 11, 2002 - 9:24 pm:   

But before you format you should create a new dos partition with fdisk as you won't be able to format a non partitioned harddrive.

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