Formatting Hard Drive

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by Lee, Jan 8, 2004.

  1. Lee

    Lee Guest

    I want to clean up my hard drive. I am thinking about
    formatting it and reinstalling all the soft ware. Is this
    as easy as it seems? How should I go about it? Thanks.
    Lee, Jan 8, 2004
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  2. Lee

    Guest Guest

    put everything back on. If you have made some hardware
    changes such as modem or video card. Make sure you have
    the drivers for these because windows does not always
    have all the drivers, for example, a video card may go to
    a default driver and it will work but not as well as with
    the origional driver and software. If you want to format
    your hard drive, go to dos and type in this. format c:\s,
    keep in mind, this will erase everything and you will
    have to reinstall windows from the dos promp by typing in
    setup, good luck
    Guest, Jan 8, 2004
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  3. Lee

    Guest Guest

    It depends on your system.
    With XP, you can have some trouble to reformat your disk
    (if it is the one where you have your windows files).
    With older versions, you can just start in dos command,
    do a "format c:" and it works quite well. You'll have to
    reinstall everuthing, even windows and your drivers.
    If it's a slave disk (or at least not the one with
    windows) it's quite easy, but I would recommand to
    uninstall the program that are on this disk first as the
    register file won't be cleaned just deleting the
    softwares, and it is a hasle to clean it (with regedit at
    Hope it can help you
    Guest, Jan 8, 2004
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