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Well this is a very noobish question but I've never had to do it b4 ever!

Since I can't play online and lot's of other problems on my cpu how do I wipe the computer completely to how I first got it ?

Well if you understand me I'd appreciate the help but if you don't understand just tell me so I can elaborate on it more (ill try lol)
 
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your talkin about formating i think new systems have system restore but i havent had good experiances with that a friend of mine is part of a team that have a real good site with a walkthrough for formating on it as soon as he comes on ill get the link.
 
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make sure u have EVERYTHING U WANT BACKED UP! and then go into DOS and type

Format c: (or whatever ur hard drive is)

again...

ONLY DO IT IF YOUR SURE YOU HAVE BACKED EVERYTHING UP

this will delete everything, windows, porn EVERYTHING! :O
 
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Yeah I would've done that but Windows M.E dont have dos :cry:

and I have got about 4 700mb cds with all my backed up stuff god bless the man who invented a cd-burner lol
 
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dont need dos when its startin up ya just gotta get up the command line by pressin a button i think its different for some systems but on mine i think its F8 type in the format thingo there
 
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nah ive tried that it just says
1.normal
2.run trough in step by step bla bla bla
3.safe-mode
4.i forgot

Ok ms-dos prompt is working so i can do it just incase i never return goddbye all wish me luck! :cry: :cry: :cry: :\ :] :) :D :tired:
 
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i wish you luck

ow and if u re-install your computer..
and u have windows XP..
DONT INSTALL XP!!!!!!!
it seems nice but it sucks deeply for games....
the best windows for games are: windows 98 2nd edition and windows ME
 
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your lucky you only need 4 700Mb CDs i need about 10 and thats not every single thing i want backed up thats just the things that are hard to find
 
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Create a boot disk then load it up then type:-
Format/q C:
Then instal WinXP!
Win XP is actually very stable, and allow you do get degraded proformance in WinXP that is now miniscule and i would rather have a stable platform for gaming rather than an unstable one with a few extra FPS.

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i dunno why everyone reckons ME is so unstable i nearly never have it crash, but then again i aint runnin a server
 
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Uh.... NEVER, EVER, EVER format while in windows. It will srew up bigtime. Always get in a dos modus or true dos. NEVER dos prompt. k buddy?

Now indeed make a boot disk of DOS. If you can't well, WinDOS is ok as long as you are IN THAT DOS. You just make a bootdisk.

Go to system tools, software and make a bootdisk there. Then reboot. Format with indeed C:\format C:

Afetr this it should be ready for install. ;)
 
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Originally posted by D.C. Darkling
Uh.... NEVER, EVER, EVER format while in windows. It will srew up bigtime. Always get in a dos modus or true dos. NEVER dos prompt. k buddy?
;/ guess your right
 
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Originally posted by dudeman
i wish you luck

ow and if u re-install your computer..
and u have windows XP..
DONT INSTALL XP!!!!!!!
it seems nice but it sucks deeply for games....
the best windows for games are: windows 98 2nd edition and windows ME
:S dont say things u dont know anything about dudeman

WinXP is better for games in the long run, updates for games and for ME/98 will become less and less, so if u have XP, USE IT

i have duel boot so im useing XP and ME, but if u dont know how to make a duel boot dont mess with it, since it can go wrong.
 
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id like to have duel boot but id wanna access the same files on each but cus ones FAT32 and the others errr NT somethin i think that makes it imposible. I know XP can make them FAT32 as well but from what ive heard that makes it basically like ME as in instability and all
 
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Originally posted by L33T ha4or
id like to have duel boot but id wanna access the same files on each but cus ones FAT32 and the others errr NT somethin i think that makes it imposible. I know XP can make them FAT32 as well but from what ive heard that makes it basically like ME as in instability and all
it does not make it that hard, it depends on what your trying to run, if its pictures and txt files etc they will still work, but some games will ***** at you.
 

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