kay, so I've come to the conclusion that I DON'T know what the f&@% in doing. I told my friend I would help him restore his old Gateway computer as it was pretty messed up.
It was SO MESSED UP I couldn't even burn a backup of the original system/device drivers, etc. So during my attempt to restore, I did that "WDCLEAR" application from MS-DOS (you know, the one that writes zeros to the HD), rebooted,...BUT,...when I attempted to install Windows XP, I get a bluescreen error and it will not continue.
Oh yeah, btw; the original configuration was WINDOWS 98 and
I am trying to install Windows XP.
It's an old Gateway Select K7-650 w/ AMD Athlon processor...
the *original configuration:
I did download some drivers from the Gateway and AMD website but it seems I'm still missing an important element.
The Hard Drive itself is estremely loud; soundz like it'z about to "croak!" I feel like the whole thing is about to blow-up!
I think it's corrupt. I can't find the HD volume anywhere in MS-DOS, It was a 20gb, but now it's saying there is only 8gb (apprx).
Can someone help me out! ANYONE!...
(how am I gonna explain this one to my friend)