Restore to factory settings

  northfamily 20:47 31 Jul 03

i want to restore my computer to factory settings and /or formatt it i am not sure what this meens or how to do it as a friend told me about it i want to erase everything from my computer please could some one help me? thanks

  graham√ 20:56 31 Jul 03

Operating System? Do you have the Windows CD?

  northfamily 21:00 31 Jul 03

yes i have the winows '98 cd

  graham√ 21:19 31 Jul 03

You need to make a startup floppy. Go to Control Panel, Add/Remove Programs, Startup Disk. Follow instructions.

  howard60 21:22 31 Jul 03

this must include the cd driver you should be able to make one from the control panel add/remove progs using the windows tab. If not type ultimate boot disk into google and download their boot up disk for windows 98. Then make sure all your data is backed up to floppy and let the ultimate boot disk set your hard disk up for you. Make sure you have all your cd's to hand. 1. the motherboard disk 2. windows 3. the drivers for all your external hardware and 4. your programs.

  northfamily 21:27 31 Jul 03

what next?

  northfamily 21:29 31 Jul 03

is there any difference to using the boot disk from google than the other one

  graham√ 21:33 31 Jul 03

Programs, Ms-dos prompt.

  graham√ 21:42 31 Jul 03

Type 'Format C:'

  northfamily 21:44 31 Jul 03

then what

  graham√ 21:50 31 Jul 03

Press enter, take a deep breath, pour a stiff drink, follow instructions.

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