trying to get old computer working for poor family with 5 kids with not much luck. :-( NEED HELP PLEASE

trying to get old computer working for poor family with 5 kids with not much luck. :-( NEED HELP PLEASE


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Posted by Keith on December 24, 2001 at 04:02:18:

1st the puter had an error message,
it would not boot,
I replaced the battery now it boots fine.
2nd it had 35 "B"ad Clusters on the harddrive
so I replaced it with a bigger one
But noticed they have 2 hardrives linked together
I am not familiar with this type of setup :-(
the top one (is the one I replaced)
from a 235,000 byte to a 1.2 gig
the 2nd one didn't have any bad clusters
so I left it alone!
But after many attempts to try and get windows 98
to install in the computer
I decided to look at the other hardrive again
it now has many "B"ad clusters :-(
My first question is WHY?
My second question is if I format that drive,
How Do I Do It?
Will formating include both drives?
and will it delete the "B"ad clusters
or will they still be left there?
Thanks for your imput...:-)
and May you have a Safe and Happy Christmas 2001!
Sincerely
Keith


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