Step 3: Nuke the PC and Upgrade to Windows 2000 or Windows XP
The last way to fix Windows is to upgrade to Windows 2000 Professional or Windows XP Professional. Both are designed to be self-repairing, to a degree. This means that they can detect potential problems and restore DLLs and other configuration parameters to fix potential Windows malfunctions. This works but is not totally foolproof. Some problems can still creep into Windows 2000 or Windows XP.
I have Windows 95 and Windows 98 PCs that have operated reliably without a hitch for years. These were used constantly over the course of the year. The secret here is that few changes and only an application program or two were added to the original PC configuration. These systems were not stressed, so they operated flawlessly for years.
To wrap up, the key to fixing Windows is to do it effectively by not wasting time. The first check is to look for virus software and then determine whether a specific application or hardware component seems to be the source of the symptoms. However, if removing, reinstalling, or upgrading the software or changing the hardware drivers or BIOS doesn't fix the problem, the likely solution is to save your important data, wipe the fixed disk, and reinstall Windows and your key applications programs. This will fix Windows in the shortest amount of time.