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Note: We recommend using the Startup Diskette available on this page. Other Windows Startup Diskettes may not work with the following steps.
- Once you have your Startup Diskette, insert it into the floppy drive and restart your computer.
- Select option #1 - Start the computer with CD-ROM support.
- After a minute or so, you will see "A:>_".
- Type "fdisk" and press Enter.
- If asked to enable large disk support, select Y for Yes. (Note: Some versions of Windows 95 may not be compatible with large disk support. Select N here if it does not support the FAT32 file system.)
- Select Option #1 - Create DOS partition or Logical DOS Drive.
- Select Option #1 - Create Primary DOS Partition.
- The drive integrity will be verified.
- Unless you are planning to make multiple partitions, select Y when asked if you want to use the maximum available size for the partition and to make the partition active.
- The drive integrity will be verified again.
- When completed press the Esc key to exit fdisk.
- Without removing the floppy disk, press the reset button on the computer or press the keys Ctrl then Alt then Delete and release them together. This will restart the computer.
- Again, select the option to Start the computer with CD-ROM support.
- When you see A:>, directly above it is a message about your CD-ROM drive. It will tell you the letter assigned to your CD-ROM drive, take note of it.
- At the A:>, type "format C:" and press Enter.
- Press the Y key then the enter key when asked if you want to proceed with the format.
- The format will probably take some time, so be patient.
- You will be asked to choose a Volume Label, which is a name for your hard drive. It has no effect on the operation of your computer, you may choose any name you like.
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