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Need some input on reformating.........

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by Wolverine_X, Jan 26, 2003.

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  1. Wolverine_X

    Wolverine_X Thread Starter

    Jan 26, 2003
    I am going to reformat and know i dont have all the disks i need for my drivers. Whats the easest way of going about getting these? Is there away i can download them right from my computer so i don't have to hunt on the internet for them or is it better to do the hunting. I know you can go into device managers and see what cards you have. Also does the win98 cd detect all this? Like the sound card and modem..etc or do i have to go back in and install all of this.. Sorry if i am confusing everyone. Any input to make things easer would be great. Thanks
  2. flyeater


    Dec 27, 2000
    You can back up some system files. For instance stick all the files you want to save on a CD. However if your having system problems such as a corrupt registry or a worm/virus you may just be reinstalling the same problems.
    Another thing to consider if it's a fairly common brand or the components are fairly common & not to "new" compared to win98. Windows 98 will auto detect & may have the proper drivers on the OS disc. I don't suggest you bet on this one.
    Download a copy of Belarc Advisor <br>
    This will help you see the hardware on your system. Try to gather the correct drivers before you begin to reformat. Virtually all of them can be found online.
    You may even find a fresh install with updated drivers will make your PC run much better.
  3. pvc9


    Jul 7, 2002
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