Can I Format my laptop HARDDRIVE

  barabbus 13:20 01 Feb 2004

Im a total novice when it comes to laptops - if I format the hard drive is it just the same routine as with a standard PC? ie; will I need to find the drivers for everything ( especially the screen ) It's an old laptop GATEWAY SOLO with P2 266 processor + 4gig H Drive + 64mb memory + CD + floppy.Its got win 98 pre installed but I dont have the Disk but I do have Win ME, Would Win ME have all the drivers on it,?. Please help, and thankyou in advance.

  Sheila-214876 14:11 01 Feb 2004

I very much doubt it. You would need to run a System Information app to find out what your graphics card, sound card, modem card etc is beforehand in case you need to download the drivers. Does it really need re-formatting? Do you have a problem?

  jonnytub 14:50 01 Feb 2004

ennuye is completely and utterly correct, my laptop has two restore cd's and a tools, utilities and driver cd. I scratched my restore cd's beyond repair and when i went to format was very grateful for the diver cd as the drivers for laptops can be very specialised in some cases, mine especially for the graphics driver, which was not available for download (i know this as i lost the driver cd for a while and was grateful when it turned up!)

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