I've been wanting to put together a decent PC for my little boy since he enjoys playing games online. Yesterday I was handed an old Dell XPS T450 desktop for free. I am interested in upgrading it as much as possible, but seem to be having problems from the start and am getting frustrated. That's why I'm turning to you all for your guidance.
First things first, the PC has Windows 98 and I am trying to format the hard-drive and install a fresh version of Windows XP Home to start with a clean slate and see what I'm working with. However, what I have done in the past doesn't seem to be working on this PC.
I've tried C:>Format C: it asks me if I'm sure, I type Y, but disk does not format for some reason.
I also tried using a "copy" of a Dell Windows XP Home Cd that I had copied from my other dell (I no longer have original), but I don't think that it was copied correctly.
The have set of 6 boot disks that I can use, but as soon as it says "insert Win Xp SP2 CD-ROM", it doesn't continue with the CD.
The HD only has one Partition so it doesn't let me delete it because it contains setup files needed.
I'm apologize for the trouble, just frustrated, confused, and need someone who can think straight to tell me what to do. Thanks.
Once I get the specs for this PC I will need any and all suggestions about parts and upgrades.