I'm about to give my laptop to my parents (a Packard Bell Easy One Silver, running Win ME).
It's been stalling on startup about 1 time in 3 for last few months.I've checked Device Mgr and can find no hardware conflicts. I was thinking about using the recovery disk (floppy) that came with it, both to wipe the hard drive and give them a stable system.
My questions are: 1) Is this a good idea?
2) I assume this would lose all of the updates to IE, OE and Windows in general and if so can I download them all back from Windows Update site in one go?
3) I have Norton Antivirus, upgraded a few months ago to 2005 version from 2001 version. Will I lose all 3 years worth of virus definitions using the recovery disk?