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Not enough space

My toshiba 490xcdt says I need 200mb to run properly, a friend gave me the lap top and I would like to wipe it clean and start again can I do this , how can I increase the memory as it has 256 as standard

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  • barry davies Jul 13, 2007

    thanks guys u always are a help

  • barry davies Jul 24, 2007

    Sandrew

    have new windows 98 package, how do i remove everything from this computer and re install the new windows 98, thanks for the help, much appreciated

  • barry davies Sep 13, 2007

    have got a brand new windows 98 package, how do I clean my lap top and remove everything ??

  • Anonymous Feb 07, 2008

    how do I get into the reg. on start up???

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If this were mine id be running linux on it

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You could wipe it clean as long as you have a windows installation disc to re install but you may have to back up any drivers and save to an external device incase the drivers are unavailable as a download. The problem with this unit is that there is only a 3.8GB hard disk drive and win XP will take atleast 2GB and still not leave much room for programmes to be installed. I would think you were at the maximum amount of memory as normally 160mb is the max, so unless you have a copy of windows 98SE which doesn't take up as much hard drive space, i would just uninstall any programmes from the laptop you don't use and try to gain space that way.

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