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Windows Reinstall Question. Lost Restore disc!!!

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Jpop, Jun 28, 2001.

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  1. Jpop

    Jpop Thread Starter

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    Hello. I want to reinstall Windows 98SE on my Gateway Select 700 and I've somehow LOST my Gateway restore CD. Gateway told me that I'd need to download all the drivers from their website. Trouble is, I'm a newbie to all of this, and the driver list for the MB and BIOS look so similar that I have NO CLUE what to download. The last thing I want to do is assume I have the correct drivers, reinstall windows, then find that the drivers don't work!! I have the drivers for my sound card, vid card, ethernet card, mouse, and modem. What else is left? I could care less about the software that Gateway shipped either. I don't want it. I have all the disc's to all the software I need. PLUS, I'm gonna back my system up w/ my RW drive. I'm VERY VERY nervous about doing all this, and I need advice and help BAD. My CPU is an Athlon 700. I'm not sure what kind of motherboard I have. Can someone please give me the "bottom line" on how this has to work?? Thanks a million!!!!

    Jason
     
  2. theber4

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    Sounds to me like you have everything you need. The motherboard and bios doesn't need drivers anymore and if so you could obtain them off of the internet just by going to the motherboard manufacturers website. Just format the HD and reinstall a new operating system to it.
     
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