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Partition trouble

I have a PIII (550 Mhz) system with 8.4 GB hard disk and 192 MB RAM. I have installed Windows 98 SE and Redhat LINUX 7.1 (in a separate partition of 2 GB). I was upgrading LINUX from 7.1 to 7.3, when the installation got stalled, due to a corrupt CD. I was unable to boot Windows or Linux. I re-installed Win 98, which over-wrote the LILO. Now, I'm not able to use the 2 GB non-DOS partition. I want to use that partition in Windows. Is there any way (any tool) for converting that into a DOS partition without formatting the entire disk? I have important documents, which I cannot lose by formatting the entire disk. I do not want Linux. Please suggest a solution.

Krishna R.

If the partition shows up in My Computer, then you can simply right click that partition and format it. If you have problems formatting it in Windows, you can boot the PC with a Win 98 boot disk and using the fdisk utility delete the non-DOS partition and create a dos partition again.

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