A friend of mine had problems with the hard drive on her computer. And it was making all kinds of noises and on occasion it would not find the operating system. I am assuming and did assume that the hard drive was on its way out the door.
I went and picked up a new Hard Drive for her and began to install it. After looking countless times we could not find the original windows 98SE anywhere in her house. So I took the Windows 98SE that came with my computer and installed it into her new hard drive.
Obviously it would not have the drivers that she needed and I think I have hunted all of them down. But before I go and sit in front of her computer and really get all into it. I have some questions...
She has the recovery disk for the computer. But I tried to use that and it looked like it was going to work and then after some time it would reboot to the same screen it started with when I booted from the Recovery CD. Am I doing something wrong. Can I install Windows from the recovery disk or no... If I can please someone explain to me what I am doing wrong.
If I cannot install windows from the recovery disk. Please someone fill me in on things I need to know and do and obviously install to get windows to run correctly when using the Windows disk from my Dell.
I had installed it and things seemed to be ok at first except for sound. But I found the sound drivers, the modem drivers, and I believe all other drivers needed.
I got onto the internet with it once. And her main concern was finishing her final paper for school. Well she tried to get on the internet a few days later. After I had taken a break from working on it anymore. And it could not find the modem when she tried again.
I was trying to figure alot of things out and went on this site and did some research. I came up with a few things that I will list below. Please let me know what I am missing out on.
I DL the following drivers, apps, etc...
system ROM ( Bios )
USB drivers ( not sure if I need them ) It seems to know it is there. I don't know...
Anyway before I go back there. Can someone here give me advice on all steps I should take to get this thing in working order. Other than her buying a new computer. She is basically on a very strict budget being a full time student and working just to make ends meet. And she basically just needs the computer for School work until May and the internet.
Thanks for anyone who could help. I am sorry I made this a whole long story. Just figured I would lay it all out.
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