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Restore Disc Bought used computer and need the restore disc. Too many programs on it and can't get rid of them all. Among many problems. Can't run Scandisk or Defrag. A program keeps writting to the hard drive and I can't figure out which program. Just need to clean the whole thing off. It has "98" operating system. Thank You

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Re: Restore Disc

You can purchase the restore disks from Compaq directly if they still have any in stock. You can go to their website.  I would not recommend reinstalling 98 on the computer. You would be better off wiping off the system and installing xp on it being that 98 is old and no longer supported.


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