I've tried loads of things to sort out my PC and it's getting worse. I'd like to start again and reinstall Windows and all my applications. I have two physical hard drives and two partitions on each. Can I put all my data onto one physical hard drive then wipe everything off teh other hard drive where Windos is then reinstall? How do I do this please?
looks like a useful site. I have loads of programms, AV, ZONE alarm, office etc. I think what I want to do is to format the C drive and start agin with all my programs (after copying data across) as there seem to be loads of conflict, blue screens, crashes atc. I have an OEM version and have reinstalled but that does not work. Somethignis seriously wrong somethwere .Can I reformat the C drive then install ME from the disk and reinstall all my programs?
The idea of reformatting and new installation on drive C: is sound. Also using 'Everest' first to make sure you have all the motherboard and basic drivers available when you start re-installing. The second HD is much the best place to save all data as Diodorus Siculus has said.
My reminder is that most of the applications will have to be installed from their CDs. Also, AV,ZA and so on will have to be new installations from the latest available on their respective web sites.
I think you understand that a clone of your C: drive is desirable, but only when you have your new system up and running sweetly --- then is the time to make a clone, update it occasionally and avoid having to do all this yet again if the O/S becomes stroppy once more.
Well blow me it's started working fine again after a few reboots, but not so confident it will not go crazy again. But at least I have a little more time to sort out with the advice you have given me. Only a couple of questions: 1. how do I reformat just the C drive?. Do I need to get a DOS screen to do that? 2. I think I may need to serial number for my Windows ME. Unfortunatley I have teh disc but no sticker on the PC nad Multivision who supplied the PC went out of business. Any idea on how I can find the WinMe serial?