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Doods

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I have just picked up a second hand computer to play with and when I turn it on it gets as far as the screen with the cpu speed, cache memory etc and has c:\>.How do I get past this to start windows 98 or install xp on to it.Is it possible or do I throw it.
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Hi Doods...

At the C:\> prompt, type dir and press "Enter". Do you get a list of files? Is Windows in the list?

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It comes up as volume in drivec has no label
volume serial number 2305-1ae9
Directory of c:\

command com 93,890 04-23-99 10:22p
1 file 93,890 bytes
0 dir 4,109.84 mb free
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Looks like the drive has been stripped. In order to do anything more, you'll have to format and install an operating system.

That's a pretty small HDD and I would doubt whether this machine has the specs to run WinXP so Win98SE would be your best bet.

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Thanks wannabe 1.
Yeah your right about the size it was a freebee so I can't complain and it is for this reason that I got it so I can practise and not wreck my good one when the time arises.

Thanks again for your help
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