|This is the gaming forum, not the Win98 forum. And you should have formatted back in Oct when you started this ridiculously long thread:|
You can't format from within Windows....you have to boot from a CD or floppy to do it. If you have a Win98 boot floppy, boot off it & select "without CD drive". When it stops at the A:\> prompt, type format C: then press Enter. You will get a warning that all data will be lost. Press Y & just wait til it's done.
Reboot again & this time select "with CD drive". Pay attention to which letter is assigned to the CD drive (probably E ?)...it will be displayed just before it stops at the A:\> prompt. Pop the Win98 disc in the drive, change from A:\> to E:\> then type setup & press Enter. Win98 installation will begin. Hopefully you have copies of all the necessary drivers.