Help!!

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Jason2k1, Jun 9, 2002.

  1. Jason2k1

    Jason2k1 Guest

    My parents computer has totally gone wrong, theres loads of registry errors always occuring, and loads of other errors. I've had just about enough of it and found that the only soloution is, to wipe everything off the hard drive even windows me(upgrade from 98) and just start again from scratch. So how do i wipe the hard drive clean? And once it is, how do install windows again on the blank hard drive?

    Please Help,


    Jason
     
  2. GoNz0

    GoNz0 NTFS Stoner

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    use a win98 startup floppy and type format c: /q for a quick format (takes about 10 seconds with the /q)
     
  3. [CpK]Bastid

    [CpK]Bastid Guest

    is quick format reliable?does it leave stuff behind?never used it myself rather do long way and be a lil more sure but im no techie so i dunno what im talkin bout:p
     
  4. GoNz0

    GoNz0 NTFS Stoner

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    works fine for me. i only do a full format if there is a problem with the drive.
     
  5. Jason2k1

    Jason2k1 Guest

    How do i do a full format?


    Thanks
     
  6. jimi_81

    jimi_81 Moderator Political User

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    The win98 cd is all u really need, its bootable, etc
    if you dont have the floppy disk, just go in ur bios and make ur cdrom the first bootable device

    :)
     
  7. jimi_81

    jimi_81 Moderator Political User

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    d:\win98\format.com

    if d is the cdrom

    just "format c:"
     
  8. jimi_81

    jimi_81 Moderator Political User

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    with the cdrom as ur 1st bootable device.. or the startup disk whatever it is....start ur computer with CDROM SUPPORT
    that will take u into dos... then goto d:\win98\format.com
    and then type in format c:
     
  9. Jason2k1

    Jason2k1 Guest

    Thanks, i'll try that

    Jason