Formatting secondhand computer

  Star5 19:14 22 Apr 2003

Just got a secondhand computer from my work. Information on hard drive was wiped clean 7 times. It appears to have a partitioned drive and when I put in ME setup disc and cd I get a message -

Cannot create a temporary directory. If you have HPFS or NTFS installed on your hard drive you will need to create an MS-DOS boot partition to set up Windows.

I have never worked with partitions before and not sure what to do next. Should I keep the partitions or delete one and just have one drive.

The computer is for my daughter's school work and I think it has 2Gb on one partition and 3Gb on the other partition and I have no idea what else it has apart from an Intel Celeron processor.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you, star5

  bab5 19:43 22 Apr 2003


take a look at this site, click here

should tell you all you need to know.


  Star5 22:37 22 Apr 2003

Thank you for all your help ßéŁâ and bab5. I was able to get my computer up and running with the help you gave me.

Thanks star5

  bab5 22:43 22 Apr 2003

star5 ,

glad you got it sorted mate, and thanks for giving the thread a green tick ;-)


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