Delete hard drives!

  curlylad 14:12 16 Oct 2003
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What is the quickest and easiest way of completely deleting the entire software form hard drives and starting from scratch ?
(I have the Win 98SE start up disc for the re-installment)?

  mark e 14:14 16 Oct 2003

insert the startup disk boot to dos prompt then type: format c:

  Djohn 14:25 16 Oct 2003

Then when the format is finished, go into your BIOS and make your CD drive the first bootable drive. You can then install windows direct from the 98se disk. It will auto start for you even j.

  curlylad 16:43 16 Oct 2003

mark e + Djohn,
I've reinstalled win98se as directed however straight away problem.
I went to control panel, display, settings to change the screen area size from 800x600 to 1024x768 and it wouldn't let me drag the pointer up .Also I tried to change the colours from 16 to 16 'bit' and the only 2 choices were 16 colours or 2 colours , whats going on , please advise.

  mark e 16:49 16 Oct 2003

its your graphics card driver it needs to be installed as Windows never had a driver on it it should be on a seperate disk

  woodchip 16:54 16 Oct 2003

You need all drivers installing starting with Motherboard drivers, Graphics,Sound etc.

  curlylad 18:02 16 Oct 2003

mark e , woodchip,
How do I do that , the win98SE cd-rom + floppy boot disc are all I have , how do I install a graphics card driver and motherboard driver ?

  mark e 18:19 16 Oct 2003

if you hav not got them download belarc advisor or aida 32 run them and find out what G card you have and then get it from the web.

  curlylad 18:55 16 Oct 2003

mark e , I have just purchased the PCA 100th issue , is the 'driver wizard 1.0' on disc 2 any good to helping my cause ?

  woodchip 22:58 16 Oct 2003

Yes it should help

  canard 23:25 16 Oct 2003

click here
Woodchip posted this free driver backup prog before he [sadly]departed.

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