a friend of mine has a very old computer (packard bell) thats running 98 and its now giving her problems. everytime she starts it up the widows logo comes up then the screen turns black and says it is now safe to shut down your computer, and it wont open in safe mode either. im hardly expert but im assuming it must be a sofware issue so id like to format her hdd since she doesnt care what she loses and re-install 98. the old discs that came with the computer are probably long gone now and just in case i got 98 from a friend of mine. he tells me i need a start up floppy which he provided as well as the regular windows disc which he gave me as well. he said hes going to email me the directions on how to format the the drive and install 98 fresh but im not sure if hes gonna get back to me soon enough and he wasnt exactly sure on how to do it. can anyone help with directions to do this? thanks in advance!