mhsteve August 14, 2009 at 16:03:19 Specs: windows 98
i have a hard drive from another computer. i'm trying to format it to reload windows 98 ( my mom just uses it to play games) i get the message " format not supported on drive c:" i belive this hard drive was a slave, don't remember what operating sys.
If you're using a bootdisk then the "Format not supported on drive C:" means there's not a valid dos partition on the hard drive and/or no hard drive is being seen. Most bootdisks create a ramdrive at the first available drive letter. If there's no valid dos partiton then there's no hard drive letter and the ramdrive sets up as C:. You can't format a ramdrive so you get that error.
You need to run fdisk first. It'll give an error if it doesn't see a hard drive. If it's there you need to remove any existing partitions and then create a primary dos partition. After that's done you reboot and do the format.
Post back if you have any questions about running fdisk.
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