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And how do the "boot and nuke" process. I would have just normally formatted my HDD but I lost the software.
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All of it, can any of it be downloaded
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Yeah a lot of it can be downloaded. I'm just gonna have to formulate a list of all my software. But is 'boot & nuke' just a term for wiping out my HDD with the windows cd or an actual process?
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It's a process, designed to write zeros to the drive with the intention of returning the drive to an as new condition, most hard drive manufacturer's have a tool which does this

http://dban.sourceforge.net/

The thing to watch is during the set up XP format, check it is creating a RAW1 partition on C: and press the reset button if it is any different, then it will default to C

Download, install and run Everest Home Edition

Click + next to computer then summary

look on the right for a list of installed hardware, some will have links to the manufacturer's site for downloads

Then click software, installed programmes

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I have Everest but never really took advantage of it. Thanks for the idea. But I'm gonna go on ahead and check out that link and start going about that boot & nuke since I might as well solve all the other small problems I'm having with this computer. Thanks for all the help and fast replies. You guys are the best...
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Boot and Nuke will be a good move but do not run it until you are happy you have backed up all the data you need
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iight den. Good lookin out.

EDIT: I actually have a copy of Windows XP Professional x64 Edition. Do you think it would be wise to give that a shot since I have an AMD Athlon 64 Processor...?

Edited by Donarudo, 13 March 2006 - 07:43 PM.

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