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i need some help re-doing my whole system


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hey,
i got the disks to re-do my whole computer but im not quite sure how to? it comes up with these commands that i need to put in could someone please tell me all the commands step by step on how to do this. :tazz: that would be really really helpful thanks very much!!
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First what is your current situation....are there any files on your computer you want to save, or are you interested in starting fresh as a new born baby?
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yea i got everything saved that i need to have saved that was the first thing i did
i just need to know all the commands to accomplish this task i have. thank you for everyones help who helps me with this!
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Create a win98*admin boot disk from inside windows. In win98, you go to control panel->add/remove programs->create startup disk tab. Can't remember if that is the same in ME as I stopped using it ages ago when I realised what a piece of crap it was! If the finished boot disk doesn't conatin a copy of format.com, then copy this file from C:\windows\command to the floppy disk.

Reboot the system & enter the bios. Check that the boot order is set to boot from floppy first. Also disables any antivirus/bootsector protection that may be enabled in there.

Boot from the floppy & at the command prompt, type :
FORMAT C:/S

When thats done, insert the OS CD, change to the CD drive (usually by typing D: and <enter>)
type SETUP <ENTER>
and away you go
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ok i will go and try that thank you very much i will reply to tell u guys how everything is running thanks a lot :tazz: !
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One more quick thing, if you don't already have all the drivers you will require for the hardware (eg video card, sound card, modem, motherboard etc), I suggest you download them first before doing this.

Otherwise, at least make a detailed note of exactly what hardware you have in the system so you can get the drivers at a later date if necessary. Also make a note of your internet settings so you can setup your internet connection afterwards with less hassle
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ok i did all that but when i typed in setup it says that "CDR101 Not ready reading drive E" does that mean its not reading my cd rom? i have a different one i can put in should i do that?
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yes or at least clean the CD first & try again
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