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need to dump and format hard drive.


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tom_beach22

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i want to dump and fromat my hard drive so that it is back to the way it was the first day i had it. because my computer is full of spyware and malware and this way would be easier than doing all the spyware stuff. so please tell me how to do this.

my computer was ricently at cash computers to do this but they look two weeks and we just look it back and nothing has changed.
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Howdy:

What do you have for an XP cd??

Normally, it is a simple matter of booting using the XP cd.. and then using the option to delete all partitions before partitioning and installing XP..

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This is not to question you Murray, but can't you just right click on your HDD and click Format??If you want to re-format your HDD just use right click and format, but if you want to re-format your OS! Im pretty sure everyone would go with Murray!!!!
Regards RockyIV

Edited by RockyIV, 17 August 2005 - 01:58 AM.

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Can't format the system drive while running the system.

Murray's suggestion is the best way....Takes care of any partition inconsistences also.
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Yardguard is right Rocky.. You can't format the drive you are working in.. Windows won't let you.. That has to be done either in DOS or during the XP setup procedure..

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k! thanks for the help guy!! i could get the stupid cd to work so.. this is what i did.

on boo hold ctrl and tap F11 i then asks if u want a super cpmplete restore of the comp to day 1. and it worked. i was just liek th efirst day i got it.


PS thanks again for the help.
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Great to hear the good news and thank you both for letting me know that you cant format the Drive you are in!!!
Regards RockyIV

Edited by RockyIV, 18 August 2005 - 05:39 AM.

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