I picked up an old laptop Compaq that is suppose to have Windows 95 so I can run an old control program I have but all I get is the Compaq screen. Compaq says the memory is jogged out of place so I check. The memory card is missing so I get a new one but the computer still does the same.
So I try reloading Windows 95 with no success then I try Windows 98 with no success cept the blue screen says there is already an OS on the hard disk so I can't install another one. Or I must upgrade, whatever.
So I read that a lot of you guys format your hard drives once a year or so to remove all the junk and viruse so I'm thinking I should just wipe this one out and install Win95 with my install disk.
But, is this an easy thing to do in less than 25 words? How do I go about doing it? And how do I find out what OS system is already on this computer keeping in mind it doesn't boot up to the OS? I sure can't tell by looking at the directory of files on the hard drive.
Any help would be appreciated specially if it's something I can do easily without getting Bill Gates involved.