Posted 05 May 2009 - 06:13 PM
From this discussion I think you might need to get some realtime help with this. You will need an operating system disk to reinstall if you wipe the hard drive. You will also have to locate and load all the drivers that are neccesary for that particular platform (machine) to operate properly.
I am assuming that this machine was running XP, if you can find a XP install disk you can use that, and then attempt to activate the OS by calling Microsoft. Your best option would be just purchasing the OS disk, but this would leave you with Vista and if the machine is 6 years old there might be some performance issues.
So the first step is to find an operating system that you are going to use and go from there.
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