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Gerod Hall
Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2002 - 11:36 am:   

How do I get to fdisk without having a DOS prompt? I need to get there to upgrade to Windows 98, but I can't get there!
Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2002 - 3:14 pm:   

make a startup disk with i am assuming, windows 95.the startup disk that it creates will have fdisk on it. also, i found that after i make a startup disk, a couple more handy tools to add are,, and attrib.exe. saves to have no format except for the cd when you need it, it's all on 1 floppy.

just shut down, insert the floppy, and away you go. at the command prompt, type "fdisk" delete the partition, reboot, type "fdisk /mbr" to kick out anything in the boot sector (that isn't microsoft), then remake your partition with fdisk. then you can reboot again. format it with the floppy, reboot and start the install process, or let the windows cd do it, i prefer manually from the boot disk. more control.

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