I am working on a HP Pavilion 6635 - Intel Celeron PII 533Mhz with 64MB RAM running Win 98 - due to major problems I am doing a format and recovery with the provided CD. The first go around it halted the format at 93% and stated to reinstall the default setup but eventually I got a "File allocation table bad error on drive C before completion. Does this mean the hard drive is toast or should I attempt to rerun it again?
Briefly on the problems - the machine locked up alot - it was a friend machine that his kids used mostly and have loaded up with alot of stuff - and therefore was running very slow etc.
I cleaned out the temp files and internet file and cache then ran scan disk - which targeted several files with problems of which it repaired or I uninstalled the program until it finally ran complete.
But when attempting to defrag it would lock-up with me and get an operating system not found error.
hence where I'm at: