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Info On How To Reformat?


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Posted 09 January 2008 - 11:16 AM

Okay, i think its time for me to reformat it and wipe everything off to make it like new. I have the cd's that came with the computer, but i was wondering if anyone made a site that would take me step by step as to how to reformat my computer. Thanks

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Posted 09 January 2008 - 12:12 PM

What is your Operating system and then I can put you in the appropriate forum.
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Posted 09 January 2008 - 12:36 PM

If your using XP, see the following links:
"How to partition and format a hard disk in Windows XP"
"How do I reinstall and reformat Windows XP on my hard drive?"

These links include step by step instructions:
"Reformat & Clean Install Windows".
"XP Clean Install Interactive Setup".
"Clean Install Windows XP".
"Clean Install Procedure with Illustrative Screen Captures".

Reformatting a hard disk deletes all data. Before doing anything, you should back up all your critical files. This means not only all your data files, but also those applications and software setup programs you may have saved to your hard drive. You should also include updated driver software, applications patches, service packs, bug fixes and any other enhancements that may have downloaded and saved.
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