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Anonymous
July 16, 2005 12:30:02 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.general (More info?)

1).I have a really old laptop that I want to install win 98 instead of win2k
because I have some older software that is not compatable with win2k. Long
story short, got impatient and installed the wrong operating system. I
cannot install from command prompt, it would let me and it has been a very
long time, I don't remember how to go to the DOS prompt. Can someone please
help me.

2) I kept getting a "suspend-to-disk" error prompt but the computer boots
up, want is this file and what is it used for.

3) I was thinking of formating the hard drive again, but I went through the
command prompt, it prompt that all data would be lost (OK) but then it
indicated that handlers in use with the current HD would be lost. Does this
mean the drive is not usable anymore. I back out as soon as saw that, I have
never manually formatted a HD only in the distant past, just floppies.

Thanks for any input to my queries.

D. Rowan
Please don't send me to any other websites unless it helps.
Anonymous
July 16, 2005 2:22:15 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.general (More info?)

To wipe the drive, some ways include; boot a win98/ME startup disk, run
fdisk and delete all partition information found (as long as NTFS is
primary). Or boot the Windows 2000 CD-Rom or setup disks and when you get to
the point, delete the existing NTFS and or other partitions found, then
abort the install. Or use a utility named delpart. Once removed you can boot
the Win98/ME CD-Rom or restore CD-Rom to start your install. Make sure you
have win9x device drivers available before hand.

ftp://ftp.microsoft.com/bussys/winnt/winnt-public/reski...

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Regards,

Dave Patrick ....Please no email replies - reply in newsgroup.
Microsoft Certified Professional
Microsoft MVP [Windows]
http://www.microsoft.com/protect

"xwdpuzzler" wrote:
| 1).I have a really old laptop that I want to install win 98 instead of
win2k
| because I have some older software that is not compatable with win2k.
Long
| story short, got impatient and installed the wrong operating system. I
| cannot install from command prompt, it would let me and it has been a very
| long time, I don't remember how to go to the DOS prompt. Can someone
please
| help me.
|
| 2) I kept getting a "suspend-to-disk" error prompt but the computer boots
| up, want is this file and what is it used for.
|
| 3) I was thinking of formating the hard drive again, but I went through
the
| command prompt, it prompt that all data would be lost (OK) but then it
| indicated that handlers in use with the current HD would be lost. Does
this
| mean the drive is not usable anymore. I back out as soon as saw that, I
have
| never manually formatted a HD only in the distant past, just floppies.
|
| Thanks for any input to my queries.
|
| D. Rowan
| Please don't send me to any other websites unless it helps.
Anonymous
July 16, 2005 7:14:01 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.general (More info?)

Where do you find the utility named delpart? and do you know anthing about
"supend to disk" file. Thanks D. Rowan

"Dave Patrick" wrote:

> To wipe the drive, some ways include; boot a win98/ME startup disk, run
> fdisk and delete all partition information found (as long as NTFS is
> primary). Or boot the Windows 2000 CD-Rom or setup disks and when you get to
> the point, delete the existing NTFS and or other partitions found, then
> abort the install. Or use a utility named delpart. Once removed you can boot
> the Win98/ME CD-Rom or restore CD-Rom to start your install. Make sure you
> have win9x device drivers available before hand.
>
> ftp://ftp.microsoft.com/bussys/winnt/winnt-public/reski...
>
> --
> Regards,
>
> Dave Patrick ....Please no email replies - reply in newsgroup.
> Microsoft Certified Professional
> Microsoft MVP [Windows]
> http://www.microsoft.com/protect
>
> "xwdpuzzler" wrote:
> | 1).I have a really old laptop that I want to install win 98 instead of
> win2k
> | because I have some older software that is not compatable with win2k.
> Long
> | story short, got impatient and installed the wrong operating system. I
> | cannot install from command prompt, it would let me and it has been a very
> | long time, I don't remember how to go to the DOS prompt. Can someone
> please
> | help me.
> |
> | 2) I kept getting a "suspend-to-disk" error prompt but the computer boots
> | up, want is this file and what is it used for.
> |
> | 3) I was thinking of formating the hard drive again, but I went through
> the
> | command prompt, it prompt that all data would be lost (OK) but then it
> | indicated that handlers in use with the current HD would be lost. Does
> this
> | mean the drive is not usable anymore. I back out as soon as saw that, I
> have
> | never manually formatted a HD only in the distant past, just floppies.
> |
> | Thanks for any input to my queries.
> |
> | D. Rowan
> | Please don't send me to any other websites unless it helps.
>
>
>
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Anonymous
July 16, 2005 10:42:33 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.general (More info?)

1.)
ftp://ftp.microsoft.com/bussys/winnt/winnt-public/reski...

2.) Probably standby mode. Tell us the exact text of the error, when you're
getting it. Also check Event Viewer for errors.

--
Regards,

Dave Patrick ....Please no email replies - reply in newsgroup.
Microsoft Certified Professional
Microsoft MVP [Windows]
http://www.microsoft.com/protect

"xwdpuzzler" wrote:
| Where do you find the utility named delpart? and do you know anthing about
| "supend to disk" file. Thanks D. Rowan
Anonymous
July 16, 2005 10:42:34 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.general (More info?)

I downloaded and I get a 16 bit DOS error and it will not let me open, an
resolution to this problem.

Thanks
D. Rowan

"Dave Patrick" wrote:

> 1.)
> ftp://ftp.microsoft.com/bussys/winnt/winnt-public/reski...
>
> 2.) Probably standby mode. Tell us the exact text of the error, when you're
> getting it. Also check Event Viewer for errors.
>
> --
> Regards,
>
> Dave Patrick ....Please no email replies - reply in newsgroup.
> Microsoft Certified Professional
> Microsoft MVP [Windows]
> http://www.microsoft.com/protect
>
> "xwdpuzzler" wrote:
> | Where do you find the utility named delpart? and do you know anthing about
> | "supend to disk" file. Thanks D. Rowan
>
>
>
Anonymous
July 16, 2005 11:21:09 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.general (More info?)

Your details are sketchy at best but this article may help. Also make sure
your AV definitions are up-to-date.

http://support.microsoft.com/?id=324767

Accurate details of the problem and error messages you receive are the key
to your solution.

--
Regards,

Dave Patrick ....Please no email replies - reply in newsgroup.
Microsoft Certified Professional
Microsoft MVP [Windows]
http://www.microsoft.com/protect

"xwdpuzzler" wrote:
|I downloaded and I get a 16 bit DOS error and it will not let me open, an
| resolution to this problem.
|
| Thanks
| D. Rowan
!