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By jgthompson1 ·
A user gave me a Compaq Armada 7800 that is running NT 4.0. I want to wipe the machine clean of any data and reinstall everything. I need to know what drivers are needed to get the machine up and running after installing the OS. Examples, modem, audio, display, etc.

Unless there is an easier way to clean out the hard drive without reinstalling the OS?

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by TheChas In reply to Reinstalling OS

For a notebook, you really need to get the drivers from Compaq.

If you don't have the CD for the notebook, you used to be able to get them from Compaq for a reasonable price. ($10) A friend of mine had to ask for the CD, Compaq tech support did not offer it until he asked specifically.

Also, some Compaqs require the Compaq CD in order to do a re-install.

Clearing out the hard drive is not a big problem. Just don't delete any file that you do not know to be safe to delete.

The problem comes in when you want to clean up all of the bloat in the registry.

You can try a registry tool such as Norton Win Doctor, or Ontrack Fix-It. I have not used them with NT. They work well in W9X.

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by m_ss_ngl_nk In reply to Reinstalling OS

!Remember if NTF patrition to ues NT to remvoe partition insformation before attempting FDisk in FAT-32!

The following links will provide you a means to determine the needed information that you seek. Look it up by either the seral number of the machine or use the second link to provide needed information about your machine to obtain the drivers information. Note if the machine came with NT4.0 be sure to select the Windows 98 OS to obtain the correct drivers, after double checking the hardware installed in the NT4.0 system.

1. http://www3.compaq.com/support/parts/

2. http://www.compaq.com/support/files/armada/us/index.html

If you need any further help feel free to contact "The Missing Link"

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