Go Back   Computer Forums > General Computing > Hardware
Click Here to Login
Join Computer forums Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 07-09-2004, 01:49 PM   #1
Baseband Member
 
teachmeplease's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 47
Send a message via MSN to teachmeplease
Default omg its gone

im kinda new to comps and i have a windows 98 gateway in my room and im wondering how i can clear the hdd completely and start over wit everything. thanks
__________________

teachmeplease is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2004, 02:59 PM   #2
Solid State Member
 
kdflash's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 6
Send a message via AIM to kdflash
Default Re: omg its gone

go into dos (located in acesories or go to rumn and type in cmd) the in dos type in "del tree c:/r some thing like at then wach the majik. lol
__________________

kdflash is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2004, 03:15 PM   #3
Baseband Member
 
Cartman00's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 56
Default Re: omg its gone

you can also type in format c:/
__________________
http://img24.photobucket.com/albums/v73/J_DiRT/Cartman00_Sig_by__J_DiRT.jpg I Love Computers, But I Love Paintball More :(

Awaiting Case...
===========
2.8 P4 HT
Asus P4P800 SE
Radeon 9800 Pro 256
80 Gig Samsung 8MB Buffer HDD
512 PC3200 Kingston 2x 256
Cartman00 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2004, 06:19 AM   #4
Fully Optimized
 
CoMpUtaFrEek's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 1,765
Default

Before you do this, create a windows 98 boot disk, www.bootdisk.com

Go to *start* - *Restart in dos mode*, then when you get "C:\" type format or format C:\

your computer should reset, then insert the windows 98 boot disk and "watch the magic"

Hope this helps.
__________________
Asus A7N8X Deluxe - Rev 2.0 - Bios Ver. 1007
AMD Athlon XP-M 2200+ - @ 11x188 = 2Ghz (1.75Vcore)
ATi Radeon 9700 Pro (Almost as good as my old 5950U!)
Corsair 512MB XMS TwinX Low Latency DDR 400 - @ 188Mhz
3dmark03 Score: 5086
CoMpUtaFrEek is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2004, 08:54 AM   #5
Solid State Member
 
w_grace's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 14
Default Re: omg its gone

Boot from a floppy and use FDISK, its the best way to start from scratch.
w_grace is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-2004, 08:33 AM   #6
Guru
 
Lord Kalthorn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Britain
Posts: 13,293
Send a message via MSN to Lord Kalthorn
Default

Personally Format C: in DOS is perfectly good for most people's uses.

You have to make sure you still have your Windows 98 Install Disk before you do it. Then once its formatted; put it in, boot from it and install.

Good luck with it!
__________________

__________________
A Knight is sworn to Honour. His heart knows only Virtue. His blade defends the helpless. His might upholds the Weak. His word speaks only truth. His wrath undoes the Wicked.
Lord Kalthorn is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:08 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0