complete redo


Old 01-06-02, 08:32 AM
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complete redo

I have been fighting this computer for about two weeks and have decided that the only thing left is to completly erase and start over.......have disks would someone tell me how to wipe out the hard drive so i can start over?i have nothing in there that i care about so a clean harddrive would be good.thanks i appreciate all the help-sorry forgot win 98 gateway15gb ultra hard drive32mbmemory module-fat32etc etc wich none of this matters cause its all gonna get deleted shortlyif some one helps me out

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Old 01-06-02, 09:10 AM
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FDISK is about the best way to make sure everything is gone. You will need to boot your computer to a system disk preferably from the CD-ROM but a floppy system disk (not just a bootable floppy) will do. You make the later on the third tab over on "Add Remove Pograms."

Once you boot go to a DOS prompt and run "fdisk" Then erase all partitions. Once they are all gone create a primary partition. At this point you will need to reboot. Leave the system disk in.

Now run "fdisk /mbr" to clean the boot sector.

At this point you can reboot and setup Windows.

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