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Old May 6th 04, 03:39 AM
Doug
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Default Windows doesn't load

OK, it seems to allow me to do this. Today's problem is
it doesn't recognise my Windows 98 SE cd when it prompts
me for it. Any ideas?


Thanks

-----Original Message-----
Ummmmmm, what's the problem ? Seems to me you can just

reformat the
drive, no ?


wrote:
-----Original Message-----
Doug wrote:


My computer stopped working probably from something I
dl'd, or I filled it past capacity. I've done this
before. My solution previously has been to buy a new


hard

drive, load windows, retreive the data I wanted off

the
old drive, and toss the old drive or use foe storage.
Anyway, I unsuccessfully loaded windows onto the new


drive

and want to start over. I think because I didn't do


the

standard installation and put all the bells and


whistles

on. So, how do I delete what is on the drive already


so I

can start over with the standard installation this


time?

Thanks

Well, may as well start from scratch... just reformat

the

drive and

install fresh:

Install OS
Install MB drivers (if your machine requires them)
Install basic Video drivers so you're not stuck at


640x480x16

Install OS patches, upgrades
Install the rest of the drivers
Install your Apps
Tweak your personal settings
Restore your personal data


Rick
.


Well, first step, install OS is the problem. I've done
this before and installing the OS again just installs
another. I have to delete the first one first, and I
don't remember how to do that.....thanks

.

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Old May 6th 04, 05:15 AM
Rick T
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Default Windows doesn't load

Doug wrote:

OK, it seems to allow me to do this. Today's problem is
it doesn't recognise my Windows 98 SE cd when it prompts
me for it. Any ideas?


OK, so you've reformatted the drive (so it's a blank, FAT32 partition),

now you're installing WindowsME Upgrade Edition ?

using a Windows98SE CD as "Proof of Previous OS" ?




So when it asks your for previous OS, put the 98CD in and point it to
your CD drive, remembering to add a letter to your CD drive, or at least
note what letter the CD drive now is, ie: what's usually D: is now E:
(because some twerp at M$ decided their ramdrive should take precedence
and screwed up an entire generation of people trying to
troubleshoot/maintain/install their system).

Or clean your CD with a damp cloth.



Rick




 




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