Restore to factory settings

  northfamily 20:47 31 Jul 2003

i want to restore my computer to factory settings and /or formatt it i am not sure what this meens or how to do it as a friend told me about it i want to erase everything from my computer please could some one help me? thanks

  graham√ 20:56 31 Jul 2003

Operating System? Do you have the Windows CD?

  northfamily 21:00 31 Jul 2003

yes i have the winows '98 cd

  graham√ 21:19 31 Jul 2003

You need to make a startup floppy. Go to Control Panel, Add/Remove Programs, Startup Disk. Follow instructions.

  howard60 21:22 31 Jul 2003

this must include the cd driver you should be able to make one from the control panel add/remove progs using the windows tab. If not type ultimate boot disk into google and download their boot up disk for windows 98. Then make sure all your data is backed up to floppy and let the ultimate boot disk set your hard disk up for you. Make sure you have all your cd's to hand. 1. the motherboard disk 2. windows 3. the drivers for all your external hardware and 4. your programs.

  northfamily 21:27 31 Jul 2003

what next?

  northfamily 21:29 31 Jul 2003

is there any difference to using the boot disk from google than the other one

  graham√ 21:33 31 Jul 2003

Programs, Ms-dos prompt.

  graham√ 21:42 31 Jul 2003

Type 'Format C:'

  northfamily 21:44 31 Jul 2003

then what

  graham√ 21:50 31 Jul 2003

Press enter, take a deep breath, pour a stiff drink, follow instructions.

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