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I installed Linux on my hard drive and I want to reinstall Win 98 and I keep getting a "file system error" problem. How do I revert back to Windows ...
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    Help with reformatting hard drive to windows for dual boot


    I installed Linux on my hard drive and I want to reinstall Win 98 and I keep getting a "file system error" problem. How do I revert back to Windows using the Win 98 setup disk?? every option in fdisk keeps freezing fdisk.

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    Theres a couple of ways of doing it.

    fdisk the partition(s) and then after there all gone, reboot to floppy. Then fdisk and create the active partition. Format c: /s . Then reboot without floppy. If all is well you be looking at the c: prompt.

    Antoher method is some hard drive mfg's have a download able app for setup of there drive which will blow out the linux clusters. Then partition and format active partition.

    Off the top of my head thats all I can think of assuming the drive is functioning correctly.
    Dan

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    Quote Originally Posted by fastlanwan
    Theres a couple of ways of doing it.

    fdisk the partition(s) and then after there all gone, reboot to floppy. Then fdisk and create the active partition. Format c: /s . Then reboot without floppy. If all is well you be looking at the c: prompt.

    Antoher method is some hard drive mfg's have a download able app for setup of there drive which will blow out the linux clusters. Then partition and format active partition.

    Off the top of my head thats all I can think of assuming the drive is functioning correctly.
    fdisk freezes with every option chosen...could that be an fdisk error and do I need a new startup? is there a place where i can find one online?

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    bootdisk.com will allow you to download a new one. Make sure the floppy you use is in good condition (no bad sectors). Hopefully, it's just a problem with your copy of fdisk and not the actual drive.
    g/l
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