Originally posted by Choli
quote:what? i don't get you, sorry.
Originally posted by irish_king
how do i get into the mode to format the dive?
First of all , try to format the drive from My PC.
You cannot format a hard drive from within Windows.
Try the following
Open My Computer Right Click the drive you wish to format and select Properties
You will a screen like the following.
If the File System says NTFS you wont be able to format it in DOS because DOS cannot read NTFS partitions.
What you can do tho is Repartition the Drive.
Download and create a Windows 98 bootdisk from here (http://bootdisk.com/bootdisk.htm) Restart the computer with the floppy disk inserted in the drive. At an A Prompt (A:\>) type in fdisk *press enter*
Press enter on the next screen about large disk support
Press the number 3 then enter
(3: Delete partition or logical DOS drives)
Then press the number 4 then enter
(4. Delete Non-Dos Partition)
After you have deleted them go back to the main menu by using esc.
Press option 1 then 2 (you want to use all the available size)
Then you go back to the main menu and Press 1 then 3 and use all available size
here is a website with screenshots.