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Erasing A Hard Drive


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#1 Bubba Funk

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Posted 21 January 2006 - 10:34 PM

My system is corrupted. It want allow me to do anything. I lost my recovery disk when I moved. Is it possible to erase the hard drive and install windows xp home edition?

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Posted 22 January 2006 - 12:51 AM

Not without a Windows disk and COA (25 digit alphanumeric key code). You could describe the problem and may be we can help you resolve the problem.
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Posted 22 January 2006 - 02:48 AM

If your system is a major brand you may be able to replace the recovery cd contacting the OEM manufacturer's support (for a fee).

If you bought the op system retail you can do the same with Microsoft.

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Posted 22 January 2006 - 11:24 AM

I don't have my disk or any record of it. So, I recently purchased windows XP home edition full version. I was hoping to erase the hard drive and start from scatch. My system boots up. However, when I try to do anything, it freezes up. I apologize if I'm wasting your time. I just need help.

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Posted 22 January 2006 - 01:22 PM

Please do not feel you are wasting our time. We are a 100% volunteer forum and we do this to help our members, or anyone who wishes to just browse.
I would do what is referred to as a Wipe. This will make sure that any malware on you computer is destroyed. I prefer Digital Dolly. Active@ Killdisk is also a very good freeware that will over write everything.
When you are finish pop in your XP CD and follow the instruction.
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