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xDaJayManx
01-24-2003, 09:27 PM
I've been having a lot of problems with my computer laterly. I got an error message that said my computer was missing the "NTFS.sys" file, so I was searching for my XP Pro Disk. After I mangle around DOS, I realize that there was a crack in the disk. I was devastated.. Since nobody I know had XP Pro, I had to face the sad truth. It was the end. Stupidly, I deleted my partition, containing all the data I had and needed.

So now I am trying to install Microsoft Windows 98 SE, but when it does the routine scandisk, it gives me these error messages:

"Standard Mode: Fault in MS DOS extender."

"Standard Mode: Bad fault in MS DOS extender."

Can someone help me out here? I'm about to rip my hair out.

ski
01-24-2003, 10:19 PM
Did you repartition the HD with the FAT 32 file system(enter Y when asked 'do you want to enable large disk support?' during the partitioning procedure), and then reformat it before installing Win 98SE?

Whyzman
01-24-2003, 10:36 PM
Hello xDaJayManx,

Welcome tohttp://www.pcguide.com/ubb/pcgubb.gif Forums!

Is this what's happening?

Fdisk.exe is not able to remove the NTFS entries in the MBR resulting in a partition which can not be removed.

Solution: Use a program like Partition Magic to remove the partitions or try delpart.exe which is recommended by Microsoft.

Here's some info from "Bill's Boys":

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;314052

noelcassidy
01-25-2003, 05:42 PM
you have to reformat the disk with the format program on the xp disk.
the dos based fdisk program on the 98 disk will not touch the ntfs file system.