I have a 1997 compaq presario 4540, a few months ago I tried to do a full restore on the hardrive wth the system provided software. It didnt work. then a buddy of mine tried to upload windows 95, he failed. basically i was wondering if there is a way to erase a hard drive so that i could start fresh? i just want to use this computer for basic computing needs, nothing fancy.
PS i have ordered an updated quickrestore from compaq, however when i turn the computer on it comes up with non-system disk in drive, remove and hit any key, even when there is no disk in the drives. that is why i was thinking i need to just erase the hard drive.