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Giving my computer to my nephew - erasing my stuff

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by livsophie, Sep 7, 2004.

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  1. livsophie

    livsophie Thread Starter

    May 28, 2004
    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:
  2. Triple6

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    Dec 26, 2002
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  3. cheesyboy


    Sep 4, 2004
    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.
  4. old tek

    old tek

    Sep 8, 2004
    use fdisk...from a boot floppy or cd boot.....get a good freeware wiper....if it has a cia option for wiping use that...
  5. livsophie

    livsophie Thread Starter

    May 28, 2004
    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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