After Format of Hard Disk

  Victor J. 09:06 30 Oct 2003
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Any ideas how to re introduce windows (without a CD ROM) following hard disk format?

  MAJ 09:14 30 Oct 2003

Do you mean a CD-ROM drive or a CD-ROM disk, Victor J.? No, in both cases, I think.

  wizzy 09:37 30 Oct 2003

For all the newer versions of Windows you NEED a CD-ROM but Windows 95 and older are avalible on floppy disk. You might be able to find these disks on eBay or some other auction site. So you know I have lost my Windows disk but have the setup files on my Hard Disk. Before a format I create an extra partition big enough for the setup files, copy the files to this partition. Format the first partition (the one with Windows on) then run the setup files from the other partition. Once I'm back up and running I can get rid of the partition with the setup files.

Hope this helps and sorry it's a bit on the long side.

Wizzy :-)

  keith-236785 11:10 30 Oct 2003

if you have formatted the hard drive already then you will need to get a windows CD and cdrom drive.

the only other way is via a network (but you would need windows or other OS installed first)

good luck

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