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#1 victor7


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Posted 20 November 2010 - 10:51 PM

I had vista64ultimate crash totally. I had some external backup. Everything I tried lost some control. After 3 days and lots of advice I used my WinVista disk and reformatted the system and reinstalled everything I could. I decided to upgrade to Win7 Ultimate. I have two 400GB HD's showing 745GB total and 291GB in use. Also my system is very slow and jerky now. I suspect some of the original data is still aboard and taking up space.

When I upgrade, I plan to reformat the disks again, and reinstall WinVista64; then upgrade from there; and then reinstall files from my ext. backup drive. I'd like to do this right!

First, any suggestions about what I've done or intend to do?

Second; I have an IOLO Drive Scribber that I used when installing winxp on a previously used HD. Did the complete scrub and seemed to regain most of the 160GB on it. Everything works fine. Now, any recommendations about getting a very clean scrub and reformat job on the two 400GB HD's using the Iolo Scrubber? Or some other method for reclaiming the two HD's.

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Posted 21 November 2010 - 12:54 AM

I'm not familiar with IOLO, but am with Darik'c Boot and Nook and DriveWipe. Both will completely overwrite the hdd leaving you with a fresh start. Unless there is damage to the hdd you should recover the original capacity of the hdd.

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