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  1. Mr.Blaze

    Mr.Blaze The Newbie Welcome Wagon

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    lol hi guys i did try to do a real clean install but im thinkin it was a dirty install

    so how do i really wipe out and blow alway everything and any trace of old stuff on my pc so i can have a real full clean install on a gateway ESSENTIAL 700C pc runing windows me

    i try looking for documentation on this paticuler pc but got lost

    good news i got all updated patchs directx vb run files ect ect back up on cd

    and this experince has tought me alot like what applications suck and not to bother install

    and never ever let a new program you install try to re asochiate files to it say hell no
     
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    Hi Blaze,

    Well, usually the best thing is to boot from a clean floppy bootdisk set, and then fdisk and format your C: drive from there, ("there" being a DOS command window from the A:\ prompt). Then reboot again with your OS CD loaded, and do a clean install of Windows from that.

    This is generally enough unless (in only very rare cases) there is something wrong on your drive that would require a mid-level reformat with a special tool you'd download from your disk drive vendors website. I really doubt you need to do that.

    Then, as usual, get the Windows Update patches and any driver updates needed from that special lookup at the Gateway site. You should be good to go from there.
     
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    :Dwow thx so much but need help doing this part lol

    Well, usually the best thing is to boot from a clean floppy bootdisk set, and then fdisk and format your C: drive from there, ("there" being a DOS command window from the A:\ prompt).

    are you talking about just a blank hard disk or the millume boot disk

    fdisk and format your C: drive that what i need to know to

    :Dthankys for showing up
     
  4. Primrose

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    Do you have the restoration cd and the goback cd..and a boot disk that you have made from your PC and all the other disks that came with that Package( gateway ESSENTIAL 700C) from Microsoft including the manual on which you will find the key numbers that have to be typed in as you do the installation of your OS again?
     
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    :Dhi will i got the 3 main gateway instilation disks that have everything go back windows me drivers ect ect

    as for key numbers that have to be typed in as you do the installation of your OS again?

    only time i ever have to put a registration number in is when i install my 6 cd's with microsoft word picture it 2001 ect ect

    i never ever had to put in a serial number for the main opertating system i think its all included in the gateway instliation cd's
     
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    :DME FOUND A NEWBY FRINDLY TUTORIAL ON HOW TO DO IT
    http://www.perfectdrivers.com/howto/fdisk-format.html
     
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    Hey, that's a pretty interesting overview. (Funny - the screen shots they posted there are actually 'pictures' they took of the monitor. I guess when the system is booted to DOS, there aren't many other choices. ;) ).
     
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