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Posted: December 29th, 2008, 11:25pm Report to Moderator
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Hi there I just joined your site here hoping to learn how to re formatt my computer. I have had some difficulty with this my oldest computer and took it to a PC shop for  repairs. I lost one of my 2 windows professional discs and have since misplaced the other. When the computers os  was reloaded the tech used a volume license version that microsoft has now over a yr later flagged as non genuine. At any rate the PC shop is out of business and I only have my oem xp home edition upgrade that came with the computer and it's windows98 OS. I don't have the 98 anymore that microsoft says needs a base program to do the upgrade and I have no clue how to wipe re-load or reformatt. I hope this is the place to get some help and learn my way around the genuine nightmare. I won't be forced to buy when i have legitiment software. any tech support is at cost as well since the computer is well out of warranty so any help sorting this would be great. thanks for having me  and i look forward to hearing from you guys.  
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Posted: December 30th, 2008, 5:04pm Report to Moderator
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   Reformatting your computer will wipe it clean of everything on it, even Windows.  Then you will have to have Windows or some other Operating System (OS) to put on it or the computer will do nothing.  From what you are explaining you are going to have to either find one of your previous Windows CDs that you had or buy a new one.
   To reformat your computer you will need a way to start your computer using a different OS than Windows.  If you have a floppy diskette drive on the computer, you can make a boot diskette that has DOS on it.  Then you can start your computer in DOS and format the drives.
   If you only have a CD drive, you will need to get a boot CD that has an OS on it.  PEBuilder (freeware) can make a boot CD with the BartPE OS on it.  It has the files on it to format the drives.  But for BartPE to work, you must have the I386 folder in the Windows folder and the files that come with it.
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