problem uinstalling windows 98

September 23, 2010 at 18:24:55
Specs: Windows Vista
I typed in deltree windows under comand prompt (5) shortly after I got a message says: file alocation table bad, drive c.
what do i do from here? its for my older pentium II computer

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September 23, 2010 at 18:43:03
Why are you trying to delete windows 98? I assume the error is because of a file system error. Windows 98 uses the FAT 32 file system, so I would think that file allocation table error would mean file system error. (FAT=File Allocation Table). If you still have the 98 there, run check disk. If you are just trying to remove it to get rid if the computer, just wipe (Erase) the drive.

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September 23, 2010 at 19:25:05
Yeah, exactly what are you trying to do? If the DELTREE command was even partially successful you'll need to do a reinstall of 98. For that you'll need a 98 installation cd with a product key. With a bad FAT you'll need to repartition and format it before the install.

What size hard drive is it? And do you have the 98 cd?

Real men don't use AntiVirus; they just reformat

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September 24, 2010 at 11:36:22
Thanks I fixed my error I was able to fix the MBR ,and then format the disk with the XP disk and install XP
at first I thought I should uninstall 98 as I use to years before xp, but the problem was fixed XP running great thank you, accually after the error occured the missing files affected XP install this is when I found the F10 key helpful in fixing and therfore getting it done. it was a chalange but i had nothing to loose but an old computer

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