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jmc55

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Hi All,

When I first bought my HP with Vista 64 and couple months ago it screamed. I do a lot of image editing and the results regarding process times were very pleasing. As time went on and other software was installed, things started to slow down to a point of ridiculous so I did a "system recovery with format". Although it restored the factory settings I didn't feel it was performing as before. I did a test by trying to create another set of recovery discs. It wouldn't let me which led me to believe it's not really wiping the HD clean. I feel like that is what's needed to get this thing back to normal. I have the recovery discs. Is there a way to wipe the HD clean and reinstall with what I have?

Thanks!
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You can only make one set of Recovery disks with the software provided by HP.
You should be able to boot off the first CD or DVD in the recovery disks you've made in order for them to wipe the machine.
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that's my point. how would the system know recovery discs had already been created if the disc was wiped clean? i don't think the recovery process is a complete cleaning of the disc. seems it only deletes and reinstalls...leaving certain info or corrupt files.

this is what others are saying in other places.

is there a way to wipe the disc completely and reinstall fresh?

thanks. :)

btw, i've done the recovery several times but it doesn't behave like it did new 2 months ago.

Edited by jmc55, 01 July 2009 - 03:55 PM.

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You'd need Vista DVD.
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