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waynf

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In a recent conversation with a PC Repair techinician, I was advised that its a good thing to clean pc every so many years. He also pointed out to me although after the formatting of the system, prior data only appears on the surface to be clean, that all previous data can be recovered using various software, and that upon re-installation of O.S. plus programs and applications, plus any new data is just written over the old data. Is this correct. just curious.
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As far as method we use the most that would be Derricks Boot and Nuke or commonly called DBAN located HERE. It is the best at competely wiping a drive clean.
If you want to be sure then make sure you take out all partitions and setup a new partition or partitions. This way anything left is completely erased.
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waynf

What are you referring to when you say "I was advised that its a good thing to clean pc every so many years"?

Cleaning can have many choices. You can clean the dust out, clean the temp files, clean out programs you do not need, or clean out files you do not use, or a fresh format.
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I was referring to a complete re-format
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Are you still having problems with your issue?
It has been 9 days since your last response and I was wondering if the issue has been resolved?
If so can you explain how it was resolved so others may be able to fix it if they have the same issue.
If not please let us know and we can continue with helping you to resolve the issue.
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