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Old 01-21-2005, 07:49 AM   #1 (permalink)
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have older pc with win98se . win xp was installed over it but a bunch of problems arised. don't really need this pc but would like to get it operating and give it to a friend. how can i completely clean the hardrive and start over.have all the driver discs etc. for hardware. just want a fresh hardrive.

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Old 01-21-2005, 08:17 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Create a boot disk (www.bootdisk.com) and format the C: drive to completely wipe the hard drive. Then install XP.

Talk is based on the assumption that you can get somewhere if you keep putting one word after another
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Old 01-21-2005, 11:44 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Use XP setup. Boot from the CD and follow the instructions.
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Old 01-21-2005, 05:06 PM   #4 (permalink)
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XP is probolly pushing the PC too hard, what are the specs?
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Old 01-21-2005, 06:23 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Be aware that if you are trying to install win98 (which I would recommend) instead of XP, & the existing file system is NTFS, you will have to delete the current partition(s) first.

You can use a normal (win98 etc) boot disk for this. Use fdisk to delete the NTFS partition & recreate a FAT32 partition.

NB Fdisk will recognise the NTFS partition as non-dos, so option 3, then option 4 in fdisk.
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Old 01-22-2005, 10:21 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Old 03-17-2005, 10:40 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Noting you have an Intel (Fedora) motherboard Pentium III - 733-MHz,

I already rebuilt one PC with that motherboard for my kids but I haven't found a user manual to check the correct way to connect the power, reboot, HD, etc. leds.

Does anybody can give me an advice on this?. Any hint will be extremely appreciated.

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Old 03-17-2005, 11:02 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Old 03-19-2005, 02:52 PM   #9 (permalink)
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In 'My Computer', right click on the drive and select 'Format...'
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Old 03-21-2005, 01:01 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Sorry, maybe I didn't make the right statement. I mean, I don't know how connect the front panel cables and led (power on, reset, HDD, speaker, etc).


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