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Get rid of everything on hard drive


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mk1james

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I run Windows XP Home and i want to restore my computer so it will be fast again etc, i did this on my laptop (windows XP too) but i cant remmber what i did, i didnt need my Window XP disk for this. does anyone no how i did it?
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Probably some sort of system restore provided by your computer manufacturer.
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mk1james

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i got the same manufacturer, medion
If no one noes the way I'm talking about can someone tell me how to a different way i do have the disk but it confuse me
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can someone please help because i think im going to have one of them metal acttacks things its winging me up so bad ...
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I can't speak for anyone else, but I'm not sure what you're after. The title of the thread is "Get rid of everything on hard drive" but you say you want to "restore" your system.

Clarify your situation a little if you could. What exactly are you looking to restore and what are you looking to "get rid" of?
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See the link below for instructions on system restore

http://www.microsoft...ew_03may19.mspx
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If you want to erase you can use this.

http://www.heidi.ie/eraser/
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I run Windows XP Home and i want to restore my computer so it will be fast again etc, i did this on my laptop (windows XP too) but i cant remmber what i did, i didnt need my Window XP disk for this. does anyone no how i did it?



what is the brand of your computer?
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Medion Computers Windows recovery CDs

Make sure your CD drive is set as first boot device in the Bios then boot with the Medion Recovery CD #1 in the CD drive. This will start the freash install. When you are ask put in CD #2 if the computer came with 2 CDs. CD #2 contains all of your drivers.

Medion Windows XP Recovery

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Insert the Support CD and reboot.
From CD-ROM "Start Menu" select "Boot from CD-ROM"
Now Select your language using the first letter (IE "E" for English)
From "Support-CD" Menu select option "1" Setup Recovery. You will now be displayed with the following message:

"All data on drive C: will be erased. If required, backup all your data first. Proceed recovery of drive C:? "

Press ENTER to proceed to the next screen.
You have to now type in "Start" and confirm this with to start recovery.
The recovery process will begin and takes approximately 30 minutes. Once complete the system will automatically reboot and load into Windows XP, it is now ready for use.


Edited by Whiskeyman, 19 March 2007 - 08:52 AM.

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alrite these post are comfusing to me they all mean the same thing to me. All i want to do is make my computer like it was at the start when i bought it, like you have to fill in all your forms like user name etc, and when you log on all there is, is microft and nothing in my documents
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alrite these post are comfusing to me they all mean the same thing to me. All i want to do is make my computer like it was at the start when i bought it, like you have to fill in all your forms like user name etc, and when you log on all there is, is microft and nothing in my documents


That's what my reply shows you how to do.
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mk1james

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erm what are the disks called ive found operating system installation cd and application and support disk
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erm what are the disks called ive found operating system installation cd and application and support disk


You boot with the Operating System Installation CD which is XP Home. The Application and Support CD contains all of the programs that you will need to install after.
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thank you for your help all done now ... btw i did have to change one of the things you told me i put in restore factory settings insted of something eles that was no point me clicking
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Happy to hear you got it. :whistling:
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