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Ok, here we go:

1. My laptop started acting wierd so I tried installing the Dell Disc they gave me. At the time, I didn't know how to boot from disk, but it wouldn't allow me overwrite the "newer" Windows.

2. So I cleared the C: Partition and reformatted. I tried the Dell Disk again, but there was a large amount of errors when trying to install.

3. So, I deleted that install and tried a different Windows Disk, which had the "Error reading Disk" message.

4. So, I deleted that one. I got the Windows 98 boot disk with DOS partitioning, after I deleted the entire HDD. This had it's own set of problems: when trying to verify the disk for partitioning, it only gets to 48%, maybe 49% and then restarts.

So, I guess my question is: Did my crappy Dell HDD break down on me?
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post #2 of 6
make sure the os supports the size of disk and partion you're trying to create
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you certainly are...

Bump to the Trump of the dump he wouldn't hump.
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Quote:
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you certainly are...

Bump to the Trump of the dump he wouldn't hump.
If your using windows 98 boot disk, fdisk to delete and make a new partition, if it won't partition and format you might have a bad hard drive.
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Bah, that's what I thought. Stinkin' Dell.
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post #6 of 6
there is one more thing you can try, run Active Kill Disk on it it will completely wipe the disk. Then you have to format and run fdisk
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