Removing the Windows XP directory is not enough - you would have to adjust
the boot process so that it didn't try to access the XP version of Windows.
Are you suggesting that the original Windows 98 folder is still available on
that disk? If so, and if the drive hasn't been converted to NTFS then it's
possible that booting to a W98 startup disk and doing SYS C: would
re-install the original boot code and allow you to boot DOS, but I would
recommend checking in an XP newsgroup first, as there may be a less
intrusive way of disabling the XP boot and re-activating the DOS startup
You should describe the process you used to install XP If you formatted the
primary partition then you old version of Windows 98 is gone, along with any
drivers you installed, so you will be no worse off by FDISKing (if
necessary) and formatting again. Note that most all drivers are available
for downloading, so if you can organise internet access you should be able
to get what you need.
Even if you can get back to Windows 98, there's no guarantee that your
drivers have been preserved.
If you used some other procedure to install XP then it is possible that some
or all of your Windows 98 is still on the drive and could be recovered.
MS MVP (Windows - Shell/User)
"ilvpegasus" wrote in message
>I can not get onto the internet on that computer. I also do not have the
> drivers disks so I would really rather not format if I can get away with
> Is there any way to type in a command in DOS to remove the windows
> >> Stay informed about: removing windows xp