IMO that neighbor should have never touched her machine let alone reformat it. Any
>> Stay informed about: reloading machine
time it comes down to a reformat, Always backup all important data, Always make sure
you have the Win install disk/s and Always make sure you have the Product Key.
My suggestion would be to check with the manufacturer and see if you could get
replacement disks, although my suspicions think that may not happen, doesn't hurt to
If you were able to get one of your disks to load then you would need the PK for
that disk, and your mother would have to have the COA for her machine if that disk
was used to install on another machine that it is still installed on. It would be an
illegal system if it is installed on more than one machine and there is only one COA.
If you can not find her disks or COA then you're next and only option I believe is
to purchase a disk.
Check <a rel="nofollow" style='text-decoration: none;' href="http://www.pricewatch.com/" target="_blank">http://www.pricewatch.com/</a> Click on Software at the top to the right of the
search box, select Operating Systems, click on Windows 98 for a list.
Or have a look on ebay at: **This an old link copied/pasted s I hope it still
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Be 100% of what you are purchasing. Make sure it contains the Disk, COA and Product
Conflicts start where information lacks.
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"Debbie" wrote in message
> Hi to all! My mother had her neighbor look at her
> computer and he reformatted her c: drive. She does not
> have the disks to reload the machine. Any advice how I
> can get the machine reloaded? I have operating system
> disks at my house by I can't get the CD's to load into her