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Emil Huston <[log in to unmask]>
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Thu, 18 Dec 1997 16:00:01 -0500
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     Does anyone on this list know how to install Windows from scratch?

     My computer at home apparently lost its FAT allocation files (I guess)
     All I can get right now is a C:/ prompt but when I type: win that
     gives me a "bad command" message.

     What I know is that I am running a 4.0 version of DOS but I only have
     diskettes for the 6.0 version in my desk drawers. Should I try to
     upgrade the DOS first, then reformat the hard drive and then install
     my Windows from a CD-ROM? The problem is also how do I specify my
     drives? Should I first copy my autoexe.bat and system.ini on a floppy?
     How do I make the boot disk?

     Sorry folks, if no one can answer this is OK, I'll just "output my
     computer through my windows" as once Paul suggested as a solution to
     any kind of computer malfunctioning.


     "If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure."
     Dan Quayle

     O! BTW. Never install the (in)famous Symantec's Norton Utilities on
     your system.
     They say that if you can get only two programs for your computer NU
     should be one of them. That's a big lie!!! At work I got more freezes
     in a couple of days since I installed NU than in my computer's entire
     life, and at home I fried everything in only one day...