Removing win98 from my pc

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  1. rahuld

    rahuld New Member

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    I have win98 in c drive and winxp in d drive.how do i remove the win 98.
    can i format the c drive.will this have any effect on working of winxp..........
     
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    [Post Edited]
    My post wasn't the correct solution to the question.
    so I've deleted it.
     
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    one question...

    after removing win98, if he uses Computer Management (Administrative Tools) in windows xp to rename D: to C: will everything work fine or get messed up ?
     
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    If you format the C drive will the Boot.ini file not get deleted - is not the boot.ini file located in C root ? Can you get XP to start from D if the Boot.ini file gets deleted when formatting the C drive ?
     
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    The problem I can see - how do you start XP from D if the boot.ini file gets deleted during the formatting of the C drive ? I am not an XP guru - but I think there will be problems to just rename D to C in "disk management". I have come across a program that lets you change drive letters by changing all drive pointers in the Registry and also all the ini files. This was a while back and I cannot remember the name of the program.

    I seem to remember reading that from "disk management" XP will not allow you to rename the drive letter for the drive on which it is located.
     
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    Keeping in mind problems as what you find yourself in I had setup my system accordingly.

    See my POST in the following thread to see what I am refering to...

    http://www.thinkdigit.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=7869
     
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    It seems u have installed XP on ur 98 system and selected the
    seperate installation option.
    Hence XP is installed in D:.
    So if you format c: you wont be able to boot ur system cause your MBR is located in the boot sector of c:.
    Hence after reboot u ll get message like'Insert system disk' etc.
    N then the only option for u would be to boot by floppy or cd and then
    reinstall Xp or reinstall the mbr.
    I dont think ur d: is a primary partition.
    So UR XP files would be installed on D: b ut the active primary partition would be c: hence the boot loader is installed in c:.
    You cannot boot from a logical drive.
    It is just not possible.
    Check if there is ntloader.exe etc is located on ur c:.
    I suggest you first uninstall WinXP then run XP setup from win98.
    This time go for an upgrade of ur 98 system and not a seperate installation.Now XP will install in c:\windows and will replace win98.
    Now your system will be a standalone winXP system.
     
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    thanks richard nightly...i jus tried it out on dis old pc i hav...PII 400, 256ram, 20gb hdd...i hav kept dis pc for all dese kinda experiments n all only...lol...at first it worked fine...but when i tried opening this program i installed in winxp under D:, i found out that the shortcuts werent renamed. everything else was i guess, cuz when i changed the path in the shortcut, the program ran fine.
     
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    oops, sorry.
    I forgot that.
     
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