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Laptop needs Reformatting


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#1 hulkbuster

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Posted 08 September 2009 - 12:48 AM

Hello people,
u see my friend has a Laptop,OS:WIn xp Installed. On opening MS Office ,MS Notepad opens and opening Notepad, MS OFfice opens. He gave his laptop to one of his friend and on receiving back; he says Windows has started slowing down. I feel his Laptop needs a formatting since it is three years old.May be it has caught some Viruses and Malwares, he doesn't h a backup.
I can install Windows with my Serial, but i think Win would not be Activated. Since i h' already Activated by that Serial, i read somewhere in some Discussions that their lies a hidden Partition in every laptop. And here an ISO Winxp lies, is it possible to retrieve this ISO and burn it , in proceed with the Installation.

IS IT TRUE THREIR LIES A HIDDEN PARTITION AND IF YES, HOW CAN I GO ABOUT BROWSING THROUGH THIS PARTITION:
ANY SOFTWARE AVAILABLE:

ANY SUGGESTION AT THIS STAGE IS GREATLY APPRECIATED

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Posted 08 September 2009 - 12:59 AM

Hello people,
u see my friend has a Laptop,OS:WIn xp Installed. On opening MS Office ,MS Notepad opens and opening Notepad, MS OFfice opens. He gave his laptop to one of his friend and on receiving back; he says Windows has started slowing down. I feel his Laptop needs a formatting since it is three years old.May be it has caught some Viruses and Malwares, he doesn't h a backup.
I can install Windows with my Serial, but i think Win would not be Activated. Since i h' already Activated by that Serial, i read somewhere in some Discussions that their lies a hidden Partition in every laptop. And here an ISO Winxp lies, is it possible to retrieve this ISO and burn it , in proceed with the Installation.

IS IT TRUE THREIR LIES A HIDDEN PARTITION AND IF YES, HOW CAN I GO ABOUT BROWSING THROUGH THIS PARTITION:
ANY SOFTWARE AVAILABLE:

ANY SUGGESTION AT THIS STAGE IS GREATLY APPRECIATED

:thumbsup:

THANK YOU:

older laptops don't have a hidden partition(backup or restore partition).
if your laptop is a never version then consult with your laptop manufacturer's website on how to restore all the windows and drivers.
(you may loose data this way on C:)
instead a clean windows xp format is recommended. Activation of windows is not needed, if it want then hack it..........lol

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Posted 08 September 2009 - 10:44 AM

I suggest looking at the documentation on the system...prepared by the manufacturer...to find out how it all works.

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Posted 09 September 2009 - 07:40 AM

older laptops don't have a hidden partition(backup or restore partition).
if your laptop is a never version then consult with your laptop manufacturer's website on how to restore all the windows and drivers.
(you may loose data this way on C:)
instead a clean windows xp format is recommended. Activation of windows is not needed, if it want then hack it..........lol


Yeah the Laptop is preety old, at least 3 years. The Recovery Disk was not given and i presume Hidden Partition doesn't Exits, from what i h Read so far in many Forums.
  • If the Hidden Partitin does Exists.
  • What do u recommend for Restoring Winxp ie.,any Bootable CD.
  • I do not intend to use WPA PASS, for bypassing the Activation, that is different story. Who Cares even if i use it. Ohhh m i going to Jail....lol

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