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#1 disneycast

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Posted 13 September 2006 - 09:54 AM

How do i completely erase my hard drive? i have a plethora of corrupt files and i cant unistal several things. Also it wont let me remove Oblivion, yet it wont let me reinstall it. So you can you give me something to erase it?

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Posted 13 September 2006 - 10:20 AM

You could reformat, and reinstall the Operating System, or use one of these:
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Posted 13 September 2006 - 02:18 PM

How do i reformat the hard drive?

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Posted 13 September 2006 - 06:26 PM

Well first off I would just like to warn your that reformating erases your hardrive completely and it is difficult to recover files from up afterwards. This also requires you to reinstall your OS.

First of all you will have to make sure that you have your OS cd and ALL of your drivers before we reformat.

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Posted 14 September 2006 - 02:17 PM

I've got them all and i want everything of my hardrive. Too much crap. ALso if i reformat it does it get rid of my partition? if not how can i get rid of it?

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Posted 14 September 2006 - 03:38 PM

Well if you want to get rid of a partition then yes it is while you a reformating that you must remove this. While installing windows it will ask you to wich partition you want to install too and in this screen you also have the opportunity of removing partitions.

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Posted 14 September 2006 - 04:36 PM

disneycast:

The problems that you are haveing may be due to a corrupted file system. If your operating system is still running properly, I suggest that you try running CHKDSK.
  • Open a command prompt.
    • Click Start then select Runů
    • Type "command" or "cmd" (no quotes).
    • Click "OK"
  • Type "chkdsk x: /f /r" (type command with no quotes and substituting the drive letter of the external for the "x:"). Note: Option /f : Fixes errors on the disk. Option /r : Locates bad sectors and recovers readable information.
  • The following may not apply if you are not scanning your primary drive. But just in case:
    • Type "Y" (no quotes), when asked if you want to do this during the next reboot.
    • Type "EXIT" (no quotes)
    • Reboot your system.
  • Note: CHKDSK may run for quite a while so just be patient.
For more information on CHKDSK see:

Edited by just me, 14 September 2006 - 04:38 PM.





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