Your computer is playing
up, running slow, crashing etc etc, you have decided to
reinstall windows, but maybe just maybe there is another
option. Through this little guide we hope to point you in
the right direction.
Beside your clock at the
bottom right of the screen is a selection of icons. Some
are necessary (Firewall and virus protection) most are
not, so disable them all and then enable the necessary
ones (Firewall and Anti-Virus). Check out our guide
on how to this. Go to this location
Next run a virus check, you
can use our online checker by clicking
if you find the online checker doesn't work then you more
than likely have a virus. You will need further help, so
download and install a free anti-virus program.
here to do so. Remember if you have a virus, read
removal instructions before removing, as just deleting a
virus can leave your system 100% unusable.
Further help on viruses can
be found here
The modern day scourge of
the internet. Spyware is located on a large majority of
computers. Spyware can seriously hinder your computers
performance. Go to this link for further help
Now run a defrag on the
hard drive. This reorganizes your files on the hard drive.
A how to do this guide can be found here
Next run a scandisk on the
hard drive. A guide for this can be found here
Lastly download all the
latest patches for your operating system. More indepth
info can be found here on this subject.
A nice feature of Windows
ME is system restore.
here for a step by step guide.
You may find this will
save your computer.
At this stage if your
computer is still misbehaving then it is time to reinstall
windows. So how can you do this ? Firstly check out the
different ways to install windows by clicking
, and then how to achieve CD-Rom support by clicking
There are several different guides on the left panel of
this page. Choose the guide which you want to use, it will
lead you step by step through the process. Another useful
link is our preinstall checklist. It can be located
Help with installing
drivers can be found here
MSDOS commands. Check out
this link for help with the basic commands
A list of Windows ME Setup
Switches, for use with MSDOS installs of Windows can be
Want to automate the
process then check out this link
Want to change your
motherboard and save your operating system then use this
here for guide.
Lost your product key, then
get it from the registry,
out this link.