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Old 03-13-2003, 11:46 AM   #16
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Old 03-13-2003, 12:04 PM   #17
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I don't have a Windows 98 start-up disc. This is a machine my brother built for me. I appreciate your help.
It's easy to make a start-up disk. Get a blank "A: drive" disk (usually a 3.5" disk). Put it in the computer, and go to Control Panel --> Add/Remove Programs. Then click on the "Startup Disk" panel and go from there.

Do you have the Windows 98 installation CD?

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Your brother needs to get his ass back here to help you then.
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Do you have the Windows 98 installation CD?

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Your brother needs to get his ass back here to help you then.
Yeah, but that's so not going to happen. I can barely keep him on the phone for more than 5 min.
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Old 03-13-2003, 12:21 PM   #21
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lol...then you can't do much right now.

Make sure you delete all the TEMP files (c:\windows\temp). That might get things working a bit better.

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Old 03-13-2003, 12:24 PM   #22
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Make sure you delete all the TEMP files (c:\windows\temp). That might get things working a bit better.

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did that. And it didn't help.

Someone else told me to free up the C drive so that there is at least 350 MB free space and to redirect my virtual memory to C again. I will try that this afternoon.
Otherwise... I think my dad might have Windows 98 at work and perhaps I can borrow his disc and reformat my drive this weekend.

Other than that I guess, I am SOL eh?

Whenever this has happened in the passed, it's never been this extreme, and defragmenting has always helped.

This is really ruining my day.
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Old 03-13-2003, 12:40 PM   #24
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indeed. However, i am afraid I cannot live without one.
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Old 03-13-2003, 01:12 PM   #25
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I hate to tell you this, but, even with XP, some extreme performance people expect to reformat and reinstall at least twice a year for optimal performance. I'm guessing you ran this installation for at least a year or two or longer? You're already ahead of the curve at this point!

Don't fret! It really isn't all that bad. I would suggest learning how to both build and maintain a computer from someone. Lifelong skills that are very satisfying. I would consider these skills a necessity for PC users.

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Thx melon. I enjoy working with computers and figuring them out, so learning all this stuff really is fun for me. I just wish I had the discs. I hope my dad has them and is willing to lend them to me. He gets weird about computer stuff.
Anyway... hopefully this will work.

Now... when backing up C before reformatting... will I lose all programs? Or do I just need to back up files, like docs and jpgs etc... I know I sound totally stupid here, but it's all a learning process.
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Now... when backing up C before reformatting... will I lose all programs? Or do I just need to back up files, like docs and jpgs etc... I know I sound totally stupid here, but it's all a learning process.
Just make sure that anything important is backed up, like Word documents or saved pictures or anything. Put it on a CD-R or dump it on your D: drive. Basically, whatever is on your C: drive, you'll lose. Just back up the files like the DOC and JPG files. You'll have to reinstall all the programs on there; they won't back up properly.

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You'll have to reinstall all the programs on there; they won't back up properly.

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Totally embarrassed to say this but... I'll need all the discs for those right? I mean, Windows 98 is just Windows... it won't have the microsoft programs on it will it?







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I think you should move as much as you can (except programs) from the C drive to the D drive. And keep your memory on C. I had a 4 gig hard drive split (C,D) before my current computer and I was running out of space on C and the comp started running shitty. I dumped as much as I could to the D drive to get more memory. Try that first.
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thing is... i don't have anything on C, other than the applications. My D drive is where all my docs, Jpegs and mp3s are. Even WinMX, Winamp etc... it's all on D. That's why I have no clue what's filling up the C.

Reformatting and reinstalling should work. I hope.
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