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Jimbo01

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<_< My HDD is full and I want to completely wipe it and start from scratch.
I am a newbie and am obviously nervous about this. Can someone please talk me through the proceedure.
I am running an antiquated Pentium 133 with a 2GB HDD and a windows 98se OS.
Many thanks in anticipation.
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welcome to GTG
Formating your hard drive you will lose all data on it. you will need to reinstall your programs and some hardware drivers. if there is any file that you need you need to back them up first. To do this you will need a windows 98 bootdisk. are you sure this is what you want to do?
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Hi TAZZ 1964,thank you for responding.
I already have a backup and am prepared to wipe all data from the hard drive and start again.
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hi
boot system with bootdisk in. (any time you boot pick to boot with cd-rom surport)
1)@ the a:/ type fdisk.
2)When done reboot with bootdisk still in.
3)@ the a:/ type format c:
4) When done reboot with bookdisk still in.
5) if installing windows 98 at a:/ type cd c: @ c:/ type setup windows should start to install.
6) if installing windows Xp you need to set to boot cd-rom first in bios. then boot system with cd in cd-rom. If you need help on this post back.
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Hi TAZZ 1964,

Many thanks. I will let you know how I got on.
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:D Hi TAZZ 1964,

I did what you suggested and it worked a treat. My system is now running much faster and smoother.

Many thanks <_<
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