Old PC Help?

  tradetroniks 20:03 04 Jul 2007
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Hi Guys,

Having problems with an old PC! not sure what it is but it has a symbol saying Zydec, I just subscribed to the internet through orange and I want to set it up on an old PC for the kids but it is on win98 and I need to upgrade to XP to connect it.

Problem is I cant get it to boot up from CD and it wont boot up to win98 at all I think the kids messed about with the settings can some one please help me?

  Technotiger 20:12 04 Jul 2007

I don't think '98 is upgradable to XP. You will probably need to reformat the old hard drive and do a clean install of XP, making sure first that the hardware on the old PC will support XP.

  Technotiger 20:14 04 Jul 2007

Check out the specs ... click here

  tradetroniks 20:21 04 Jul 2007

thanx technotiger. do you know how I can format the Hard Drive?

  Technotiger 20:24 04 Jul 2007

Add it as a Slave on another pc, then right-click on it and select Format.

  tradetroniks 20:26 04 Jul 2007

sorry for being stupid but i dont understand, Im not very good at computers

  Technotiger 20:42 04 Jul 2007

You are not being stupid, just the opposite cos you are asking for help on this Forum.

Adding a hard drive as Slave ...

click here

further tips here ...

click here

good luck.

  Belatucadrus 00:41 05 Jul 2007

Have they explained why, as it's quite possible to connect a W98 PC to the internet and I wonder what their rationale is behind this statement .

  Kate B 00:43 05 Jul 2007

I vaguely remember upgrading my 98SE PC to XP, so I'm sure it is upgradeable.

  Technotiger 07:51 05 Jul 2007

Hi, yes '98SE is upgradable, but not '98.

  dan* 08:32 05 Jul 2007

What model Zydec is it. If it's the 500Mhz celeron model e.g 500-C. Then you may need more hardware.
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