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I need to empty my computer completely. Can it be done through command prompt?


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18-Feb-2006, 01:53 PM #16
I cant get to my desktop....
My desktop freezes so is there a way to do it through command prompt?
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18-Feb-2006, 02:18 PM #17
You didn't say which version of windows you are running. You might need a bookdisk for earlier versions. Go the this site and click on your OS on the left under Site Paths and you can see a reinstall guide to reformat and reinstall.
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18-Feb-2006, 02:22 PM #18
I need to empty my computer completely. Can it be done through command prompt?
Not completely but so I can install windows again.If so. What is the command?
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18-Feb-2006, 02:28 PM #19
if you have a windows CD, when you boot from the CD, you should have an option to reformat the harddrive, which will clear all the old windows programs etc AND ALL YOUR DATA
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18-Feb-2006, 02:54 PM #20
Please do not start more than one thread for the same issue.

Closing duplicate.

Please continue here:

http://forums.techguy.org/windows-95...ows-again.html
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18-Feb-2006, 03:05 PM #21
Why not?
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18-Feb-2006, 03:07 PM #22
Looks like we have a third one Karen.........wanna try a merge?

http://forums.techguy.org/windows-95...ease-help.html
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18-Feb-2006, 03:18 PM #23
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Looks like we have a third one Karen.........wanna try a merge?

http://forums.techguy.org/windows-95...ease-help.html
Oh, no! Anything but a merge!
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18-Feb-2006, 06:10 PM #24
I'm sorry I have no idea how I did that...........
Sorry
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18-Feb-2006, 06:45 PM #25
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I dont have the installation cd or the product key....

Since the merge, my question is out of order, so I'll ask this one again.......

Why not?
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19-Feb-2006, 10:25 AM #26
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Sorry

You must not be too sorry, I closed ANOTHER THREAD you started after this post

If you aren't going to answer our questions, we can't help you.

I've asked the same question twice!
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19-Feb-2006, 12:14 PM #27
This thread is now a little confusing

ShadowKirby is the following correct?

You have Win98 and it will boot up so far - then freeze.

It does the same in Safe Mode.

You have tried Scanreg /restore; Scanreg /fix; scandisk/autofix - no joy

You do not have the installation CD or product code.
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19-Feb-2006, 12:43 PM #28
yes all of the above is true
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19-Feb-2006, 01:36 PM #29
If you do not have the installation cd there is one more thing we can try:

Switch on and constantly tap f8 ( or hold down CTRL).

At the Startup Options select Safe Mode Command Prompt Only.

At the prompt type in (exactly as shown) cd\windows\options\cabs .......hit [RETURN KEY]

Then type in ...setup

This should reinstall Windows over the top from the Cab files (if it is there). You may or may not be asked for the product key - if you are ....we have a problem!

If you do manage to reinstall this way you should still have your data on the system.
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19-Feb-2006, 06:35 PM #30
it says invalid directory.
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