I’m back after a few days playing with the computer. After about 4 years, I decided it was time to give it the full clean up by formatting the hard drive. Before I started, I looked at some tech blogs and got some great advice. Here’s a top tip. Before you start get a utility called Belarc Adviser. It will map your system and give you all sorts of information you need to get it back running.
Here’s a BIG tip from me. Before you start, make sure you have the original install discs. I found out after the format that the guy who sold me the laptop gave me the wrong discs. I managed to borrow a windows install disc and had my serial key both stuck to the bottom of the laptop and recorded in Belarc Adviser.
If you don’t have the manufacturers install disc with drivers, get Driver Manager. A utility that checks your hardware and tells you roughly what drivers you need.
Anyway, the weeds have had 4 days without me and I’m off to the Paddock.