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andyoaks

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Have bought a new pc with no operating system installed. I have got win 98 to install but the shop say i have to format the pc first. How do i do this?
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Your win98 should take care of it. Make sure the pc is set to boot from cd first (do this in the bios boot order) then with the 98 disk in the cd drive reboot and follow the prompts. Failing that use a boot up floppy and use the fdisk function.
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How did you get to that (called a C prompt)?
Was it with a boot floppy or with the win98 cd? And what boot order do oyou have set in the bios?
 

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Have inserted boot floppy and the 98 cd.

Have started again and got to the windows setup that says 'press enter to continue' but the keyboard has no lights on ie is not on.

( this is too advanced.. 'And what boot order do oyou have set in the bios?')
 

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Alls ok. Changed keyboard for non usb one. Also put in win xp and it's installing.
andy
 
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