|If you burn the files from a bootdisk to a cd all you have is a cd with bootdisk files on it. You don't have a bootable cd. |
What you want is a bootable cd with the bootdisk files on it. You need to familiarize yourself with the bootable cd option in your burner software.
98 can't access NTFS partitions. 98 fdisk can remove an NTFS partition. But then I would expect that XP could do that also.
Anyway, I guess give the 98 bootable cd a try (once you get it made), run fdisk and remove the partition(s) on the problem drive and see if that solves your problem.