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Slowest Computer Ever

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#1 pokerholic20


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Posted 08 July 2008 - 07:49 PM

would like to know if its possible to get computer back to original state;as if installing windows xp home for the first time.Can I format hard drive to not include partition with o/s ?

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#2 nigglesnush85


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Posted 08 July 2008 - 07:52 PM

Hello pokerholic20 and welcome,

I'm not sure what you are asking, could you elaborate?

If you reformat the Hard drive you will erase the contents of the drive completely.


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Posted 08 July 2008 - 08:31 PM

Why don't we start with some basics, like what make and model computer do you have?

How much RAM do you have?

How large is you hard drive, and how much free space do you have?

Reinstalling the operating system will usually get you back to the speed that you had when the computer was new.
As nigglesnush85 posted, reformatting will erase all of your files. If you are thinking of reinstalling the operating system then you should back up all of your important files and programs that you don't have the installation discs to reinstall them with. I would suggest backing up these to a removable media, like CDs, DVDs, a flash drive, or a storage hard drive.

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Posted 11 July 2008 - 07:51 PM

you can format a drive that does not have the os on it, incase that is what you wanted to know. Like a floppy, to can format that, its the same for another partition/drive. I'm not sure if that was what you were asking. Have you tried defragging if you are concerned about speed?
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