I have a pentium 4 tower pc that stopped working recently, it will get to the login page and wont go any further.
As i have nothing of too much importance on that pc, is there a way to get rid of everything from the hard drive and install linux bearing in mind i am kind of a newbie to all of this.
I hadnt recently installed any new hardware so its probably a problem with windows or one of the programs (it was not connected to the net so cant be a downloaded virus)
If this is possible can someone point me to which distribution to use and where i can download it.
Also if his just seems like a bad idea, then tell me
Thanks for your help
edit: installed hardware includes a dvd drive, a cdrw drive and floppy drive