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formatting my harddrive

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by stylist99, Jun 19, 2007.

  1. stylist99

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    I have a HP Pavillion a1640n computer that has rescue disks for it. I want to format my harddrive and I wanted to know if anyone can tell me how to do this. Also, if my rescue disks will reload my windows after I format it.
    Thanks for all your help
    Annie
     
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    the rescue disks might do that all automatically. pop the 1st disk in & do as it says.
     
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    I have done that 5 or 6 times, but it just reloads the windows on and i really need to format the harddrive and get rid of a lot of junk on there. I want a clean new computer again, but first, I'm not sure how to format, and second, I don't know if rescue disks, will reload windows after I format. I have never had rescue disks before.
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    Annie
     
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    when it reloaded windows, was your old stuff still there? did it give you an option near the beginning to format the hd?
     
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    yes, my old stuff was still there. Well, it says it's formating but it doesn't. Everything is still there when windows loads. All of my same stuff I have downloaded etc.
    thank you
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