Windows 98 won't install over Windows XP HDD RRS feed

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  • Hello there!

    I am trying to install Windows 98 over Windows XP. However, I am having problems to do with formatting process. It goes up to 20% but stops and has an error saying something to do with the HDD. it is 32 Gigabytes and it offers "large hard disk support" in the setup.

    I can't boot up to XP anymore after the "formatting" of the HDD. Windows XP had a NTFS partition on it. When I realized that Windows 98 couldn't support NTFS, I tried to format with a downloadable Win xp recovery console (Basically a Win XP install disk without the installation files.) But it said it can't find fmrt.exe (or .com.)

    I don't know what to do now. Help Please!

    Friday, June 27, 2014 9:24 PM