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    formatting my computer

    I have an WIN 98 computer that I have backed up and now "cleaning house" and starting anew.
    1. I deleted the partition (only have one)
    2. Created a new partition (only one)
    3. Displayed the partition, to verify that it did in fact create the partition.
    4. Rebooted and went to the C: prompt and typed in "formate C:" which should have started the formatting process ( I THOUGHT)

    Instead, I received the error message: "invalid media type reading c:"

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    Re: formatting my computer

    Check here for starters about the error message.

    As a side note, would suggest that since you are starting anew, you create several partitions on your drive. This can help prevent the need to do such extreme housecleaning. Also, defining a smaller partition, say a couple of hundred megs or so, and making it only used for the swap file can speed up your pc. I have twin 40g and about 8 partitions or so, one for data, one for Windows, one for programs, one for music, etc. Also helps with defragging.

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    Re: formatting my computer

    This is cross posted. See my answer to this under Win98.

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    Re: formatting my computer

    Did you set the "active partition" before formatting it?
    This would set the main or C: partition as the primary or boot partition.

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