Posted 26 November 2007 - 01:34 PM
I recently found in storage an OLD OLD OLD PC of ours that I have decided to revamp just to have music on and have it hooked up to my receiver. That way I'll be able to listen to all my music in surround sound.
It's a 667 processor and only 64 meg of ram. Yes, it is a piece of junk...
I was trying to clean it up but after Norton stopped working and Adaware wouldn't even initialize (this computer was used by 2 rambunctious kids in its day).. and after Spybot found over 130 threats I decided it was time to start from scratch.
Unfortunately I didn't have any backup discs and only had my original Win XP OEM CD. I don't remember for the life of me how to use it. I set my BIOS to boot from the CD and that works fine but I am then presented with a command prompt window and nothing else.
I haven't found a command that will re-install XP. Maybe it's just Monday and I am just being an idiot, but I honestly can't figure out this thing.
Also, I have toyed with the idea of putting an older distro of Debian on the machine if anyone knows where I can find an old Linux distro that would work with such an old PC.