Thread: Wipe Out Hard Drive
June 19th, 2004, 04:24 PM #1
Wipe Out Hard Drive
I can't remember the finer points in wiping out the hard drive and re-installing the OS. Can you help me out?
June 19th, 2004, 04:40 PM #2
June 19th, 2004, 04:53 PM #3
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it really doesn't matter which os it is the key points and advantages are always the same.
you get a fresh registry with no uneeded hooks or keys. you get rid of all unneeded proccesses as well as any unused files folders and leftovers from all your old installs. you also get ride of alot of old drivers and basic junk
June 19th, 2004, 05:02 PM #4Originally Posted by RicheemxX
best to make backups of any new drivers or important docs.
setup will then allow reformating and a nice clean reinstall with a nice fresh registry.......including that all important alexa key.
June 23rd, 2004, 02:00 AM #5
June 23rd, 2004, 03:10 AM #6
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Make note of the manufacturer and model number of your Hdd. You should be able to download a diagnostic program from the manufacturers web site. The
program would have a zero write feature. If you have a boot disk . You can use
fdisk to delete the partition/s. Your OS will most likely format during the install.
June 25th, 2004, 10:35 PM #7"The trouble with our liberal friends is not that they're ignorant; It's just that they know so much that isn't so." -- Ronald Reagan
June 25th, 2004, 10:41 PM #8
why not just format and reinstall? Lazy are you asking how to do it?
June 28th, 2004, 08:20 PM #9
yes. Format and re-install would be nice to know too.
June 28th, 2004, 09:06 PM #10Originally Posted by Lazywolf
Walk-through guide to partitioning (FDISK) and FORMAT: http://www.pcguide.com/proc/setup/hdd-c.html
What OS are reinstalling? Most of the newer ones (W2K, XP) don't even require you partitiona drive before installing, as you will be prompted to create partition(s) and format (NTFS or FAT32) during the OS installation."The trouble with our liberal friends is not that they're ignorant; It's just that they know so much that isn't so." -- Ronald Reagan
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