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#1 canadacatman


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Posted 22 May 2005 - 02:35 PM

:thumbsup: i was wondering how i wipe my computer clean then reformat it with the disks i got with it.it is terribly slow so i figured i will give this a try.......thanks

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#2 gunner


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Posted 22 May 2005 - 05:50 PM

Insert the restore cd that came with the system and the menu will guide you.Don't forget to backup somewhere. If you do a full restore everthing is wiped including any programs installed since it was new.

Edited by gunner, 22 May 2005 - 05:53 PM.

Spike's advice: Backup your data routinely.

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Posted 22 May 2005 - 06:02 PM

howdy, How you go about this depends on what OS you have and also what type of disk was shipped with your box. I'm presuming you didn't build the box yourself, let us know more about your situation because you may not need to reinstall but there is nothing better than a fresh system, whatever it is make sure you get the necessary updates. If it is XP make sure you read up on installing SP2 as it can have detrimental effects on some machines depending on installed software configurations. But all of this will prove fruitless is you do not protect yourself while online. Network / Internet security should be n everyones vocabulary these days, sad isn't it?
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Posted 22 May 2005 - 09:07 PM

There are lots of tutorials here at BC to help you keep your computer running well. Have a look at these tutorials for ways to keep your system secure on the internet and what to do before you connect:



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