Giving my computer to my nephew - erasing my stuff

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livsophie

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I am giving my old Win 98 computer to my nephew but would like to remove everything and just reinstall win 98. I have tried deleting/installing 98 but all my stuff is still there. Am I doing something wrong. :confused:
 

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I've done this so many times...I actually have a photographic memory of every step.

1- Go into BIOS, go to Advanced and put primary boot device as CD-ROM.
2- Stick in Win98 CD and restart.
3- 3 options will appear. Choose the middle one (Start windows with help of CD-ROM)
4- It will show "A:/>" type fdisk and press enter
5- It will ask for large disk support, press Y and enter.
6- 4 options will appear. Highlight and press enter on Delete partition
7- Then 3 choices will appear, choose delete primary partition and press enter (if you have another partition then you should delete the extended partion as well).
8- After deleting press ESC, it will take you back to the menu in step 6.
9-Highlight and press enter on Create partition.
10- it will say some crap about how many megs you want on it. type 100% or the megabytes size...if you want 2 partitions...then dont put full, and create extended as well. Press yes to the volume bull and etc.
11- It should start creating. After thats done. Restart
12- again choose the middle option.
13- this blue screen should come blah blah blah...you'll know what to do from there if you know how to read.
14- after it restarts again...dont go to "the middle option" anymore, let it go automatically to the "top option"

And you are set from there...it'll do everything, but u need to be there...for like date...and cd key and stuff.
 
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use fdisk...from a boot floppy or cd boot.....get a good freeware wiper....if it has a cia option for wiping use that...
 

livsophie

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Well Cheesyboy you are probably 14 years old or something but to me you are A COMPUTER GOD! LOL It worked great and I can now hand over "old yeller" with no imprints of me on it! Thanks to everyone for answering so quickly. Love this site.
 
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