How to Re-Install Windows 9x
Go to Control Panel > Add/Remove Programs
Click on the Startup Disk tab, then on Create Disk and follow the instructions.
Windows 98 users skip to # 5 Open Explorer and copy the following files to your startup disk:
MSCDEX.EXE from C:\Windows\Command HIMEM.SYS from C:\Windows Your DOS CD-ROM driver (e.g. IDE-CD.SYS) Your DOS Mouse driver (e.g. MOUSE.COM)
Edit the AUTOEXEC.BAT & CONFIG.SYS to load your DOS CD-ROM driver & mouse driver (read the documentation that came with the CD-ROM drive and Mouse on how to do this)
Example CONFIG.SYS: DEVICE=HIMEM.SYS
Example AUTOEXEC.BAT @echo off ctload sbide.sys /d:mscd001 /p:170,15 mscdex /d:mscd001 /v /m:8 mouse.com
Backup your documents and any other data that is critical
Restart your computer with the startup disk in the drive (Optional)
At the A:\> prompt, type fdisk, answer yes to turning on LBA (if asked), then go to Create primary DOS partition and follow the instructions. Exit when finished At the A:\> prompt, type format c: and answer yes to the question Are you sure?
Restart the computer with the startup disk still in the drive
At the A:\> prompt change to your CD-ROM drive (e.g. type d:)
At the D:\> prompt type setup and follow the instructions After Windows is configured install all your applications