Thanks for clearing that up. However, my laptop is running Windows 95 and I don't believe I have the CD... you see, the laptop used to be my dad's computer at his work, but then he switched jobs and they gave us his old computer...
Originally posted by Adam Lysne
Well you can either do a clean installation. A clean installation is when you format all of your drives, re-partition them, and install Windows.
An installation, to correct missing or damaged files, you simply just put in your Windows 98 disc, and it will replace them. You will not loose your current files or programs, it just corrects Windows.
That's a very good idea, but frankly, I don't have the money, time, or dedication to do that. Neither computer is entirely mine, so I don't think that would be in my best interest. I hope to get my own computer sometime. Plus, all I have is a slow, really slow, dial-up modem.
Originally posted by d3v
If you have two computers why not just network them with a null modem cable or a ethernet cable and then copy the data from the laptop to your desktop PC. Only the stuff that you want. Then reformat the laptop the clean way and transfer your data back.
I hear Micro$oft recommends you format hard drives every three months to keep them your OS and computer at tip top performance.