Reformatting and much much more...HELP!!

darkmog84

Diabloii.Net Member
Reformatting and much much more...HELP!!

ok i just got another comp, for a great price i believe...
1.4Ghz for 50 bucks, from one of my friends...
well i get it, go home and turn it on...
this guy is a complete moron, freaking p0rn addict...
he clicks "yes" on those dling certain programs at many many p0rn sites, what a fawking idiot....well so, to the real question

he has Windows ME, and tons of p.o.s. progs from those sites and everything is jacked up...i am quite good with hardware and software on comps but for some reason i have no idea how to reformat a HD..lol
so here are my questions....

is reformating the best choise?
how do i get rid of a partition?
how do i reformat a HD?(in promt i believe)
what is the best OS to get? xp? 98?
what is the meaning of life? no jk i already know its diablo...hahah

anything eles u think about plz post, and ty guyz

i believe that is all...plz help :drool: laterz
 

AgentOrange

Diabloii.Net Member
That's all Spy-Ware. Simply downloading Ad-Aware 6.0 and doing a quick search and quarantining/deleting all those files should clear up most of the ruckus. You cannot successfully reformat a computer without a Windows OS disc. You're going to need the computers back up disc or simply another copy of windows, no matter which one. I'd suggest trying the Spyware thing and uninstalling other programs from registry that you don't want, reformatting is a pain in the keester.
 

Kawaii

Diabloii.Net Member
Create a boot disk, boot into DOS, write "format c:"(no quotation marks) press enter, press y, press enter. Wait for it to finish. Reinstall and you're done.
As for the OS.... XP if you want Windows, otherwise i recommend Linux SuSe, Linux Mandrake or Linux Redhat.
Oh, and the answer is 42.
 

piff

Diabloii.Net Member
*crowbar bashing* WHO SAID DIABLO!!! OTHER THAN ME!!!

We all know the answer to life is 42.
 

220683

Diabloii.Net Member
darkmog84 said:
1.4Ghz for 50 bucks...he has Windows ME, and tons of p.o.s. progs from those sites and everything is jacked up...
is reformating the best choise?

Yes, do a fresh install of win XP Pro. It is very stable compare to win ME.

how do i get rid of a partition?

How big is the hard drive? Generally it is best to have a Hard drive copy of Win XP install files on one partition, and just format the primary with win ME. But if you must, then you will need a boot disk with CD-rom support, boot into DOS and run "fdisk". Once you're in fdisk, just remove all partitian and make the primary one the maximum size. Once you're done with fdisk, format your newly created partitian and start installing XP.

how do i reformat a HD?(in promt i believe)

The command is "format c:" (or d: or e: depends which partitian you want)

what is the best OS to get? xp? 98?

Most stable, XP Pro.
 
If you do get xp pro then have the comp boot from the disk so it goes into setup. There it will ask you to install...blah..blah...then you'll get to choosing the partition for the installation. You're current partition should already be there, if not then...yeah microwave it...anyway you can delete the partition there by pressing "delete". Afterwards you'll have to create a new one..remember if you're installing xp pro recreate a NTFS partition or your xp will start crashing like ME. Then it'll show up as a "raw partition", from there xp will format the partition and begin installation...and yeah you should be able to figure it out from there...its microsoft they have instructions for idiots...

and YES i have done this waaaaayyyyyyy too many times
 
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