how do I reformat and reinstall an old Windows 98 machine?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by sir42, Jun 23, 2008.

  1. sir42 macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2003
    Location:
    NY, NY
    #1
    I have an old Windows 98 laptop from 1999 that probably has a million viruses on it. I'd like to donate it, but I'd like to make sure that my data is completely wiped from it and that all of the viruses have been cleaned.

    I have the Windows 98 disk that came with the laptop. What's the easiest way to proceed with a full formatting of the hard drive and a reinstall?

    thanks!
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

    Eidorian

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2005
    Location:
    Indianapolis
    #2
    Did you keep your startup floppy disk? Does the BIOS support booting from a CD?
     

Share This Page