Your computer is playing up, running slow, crashing
etc etc, you have decided to reinstall windows, but maybe just maybe
there is another option. Through this little guide we hope to point
you in the right direction.
Beside your clock at the bottom right of the screen is
a selection of icons. Some are necessary (Firewall and virus
protection) most are not, so disable them all and then enable the
necessary ones (Firewall and Anti-Vrus). Check out our guide on
how to this. Go to this location
Next run a virus check, you can use our online checker
if you find the online checker doesn't work then you more than likely
have a virus. You will need further help, so download and install a
free anti-virus program.
here to do so. Remember if you have a virus, read removal
instructions before removing, as just deleting a virus can leave your
system 100% unusable.
Further help on viruses can be found here
The modern day scourge of the internet. Spyware is
located on a large majority of computers. Spyware can seriously hinder
your computers performance. Go to this link for further help
Now run a defrag on the hard drive. This reorganizes
your files on the hard drive. A how to do this guide can be found here
Next run a scandisk on the hard drive. A guide for
this can be found here
Lastly download all the latest patches for your
operating system. More indepth info can be found here on this subject.
You problems maybe caused by a corrupt registry.
Windows 98 allows you to recover the registry. To do start by
restarting Windows 98 in MSDOS mode (Command prompt) and type (No
speech marks) "SCANREG (space) /RESTORE" -
select a date prior to your problems and press enter. Your registry
will be restored. Reboot and test.
At this stage if your computer is still misbehaving
then it is time to reinstall windows. So how can you do this ? Firstly
check out the different ways to install windows by clicking
, and then how to achieve CD-Rom support by clicking
There are several different guides on the left panel of this page.
Choose the guide which you want to use, it will lead you step by step
through the process. Another useful link is our preinstall checklist.
It can be located
Help with installing drivers can be found here
MSDOS commands. Check out this link for help with the
A list of Windows 98 Setup Switches, for use with
MSDOS installs of Windows can be found
Want to automate the process then check out this link
Want to change your motherboard and save your
operating system then use this popular guide.
here for guide.
Lost your product key, then get it from the registry,
out this link.