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I've got a Hard Drive that ran Win98 SE. It was completely wiped out using the C:/deltree command in DOS prompt and no format disk was created for it.
I would like to know if the Hard Drive is completely useless now and if not, is there a possible way to reinstall Win 98.
 

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No, your hard drive is not useless at all.

Was the deltree an accident? If that's the last thing you did on your hard drive, you can probably get just about everything back using a data recovery utility. You may have to plug the drive into another computer to do that. If there's anything you want off the drive, don't do anything to it until you run a data recovery utility.

There a bunch of undelete utilities, including some for DOS, and if they don't do the trick and you really need your data back there are more advanced ones like SpinRite or Ontrack. There are also professional data recovery services that cost hundreds, usually thousands of dollars -- last resort and only if you can't do it manually and really need your data.
 
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