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I have a 2 hand

With in the computer at start up I get a choice of 98 or 2000 windows. I want to erase 2000? I have something call a infrared. And Rundll system cannot find path speicific. I have tried to get online with it and it keeps telling me the server cannot be found. I have gone to tools, connection and have tried to go lan. But nothing. Please help. I would like to know if I am able to save this pc and if I am able to up grade it. All I ready need it is just to browse the net.

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Re: I have a 2 hand

Best thing for you to do is reinstall windows from scratch. I don't recommend you to use windows 98 b/c its not very secure and you won't be able to use USb2 without additional drivers.

go to the bios and change the boot order to cdrom first then reinstall windows XP with the minimum items on it and it will make your life much easier.

visit the comaq site to get the drivers you will need although since its a fairly old machine windows xp should have most of the drivers for it.

good luck


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