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How to reformat C drive?

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#1 HEL_Master


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Posted 26 October 2008 - 05:48 PM

I have some files that are clogging up the hard drive, viruses, spyware, you name it.

I want to reset my computer, i have the XP disk for it,

I thought i did it before, but what i did was just create another thing.. No sure what the name for it is (a partition?) so that when i start the computer up i need to select one from a black screen,both say microsoft windows XP

I dont want to have to select one, i just want my c drive wiped and back to the way it would be if i restarted the whole computer..

When i put the disk in i get a blue screen, asking me what i want to do. I have the option of deleting partitions, but im not sure if its wise..

I cant simply select "restore to factory defaults" because that only worked when i had vista installed on it, (acer 9300)

How do i get my computer back to being naked?

I have all the files i want to keep in my D drive


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Posted 26 October 2008 - 06:19 PM


Ive found a very useful site by finding the right keywords to use on google, might help others.


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Posted 26 October 2008 - 06:41 PM

Here's a good website that explains the process:

The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who haven't got it.

—George Bernard Shaw

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