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Jason
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23rd Jul 04 at 13:18   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

but how do i completly reboot this computer??

preferably id like to keep my mp3's and some programs but i doubt that

any1 any ideas??

[Edited on 23-07-2004 by Trotty]
Ally
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23rd Jul 04 at 13:19   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

put them onto a disk along with ur other stuff and do a system restore
Jason
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23rd Jul 04 at 13:23   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

system restore has been dissabled for ages cant rem why but was due to a virus at some point
PaulW
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u2u Drew
Siberia
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is your hard drive partitioned?
Dave1682
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put all the stuff you want to keep onto CDs/DVD's, and just format your hard drive!
Marc
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Format C:
Jason
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quote:
Originally posted by Siberia
is your hard drive partitioned?
tbh not a notion?? never had to do it b4
Siberia
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quote:
Originally posted by Jason
quote:
Originally posted by Siberia
is your hard drive partitioned?
tbh not a notion?? never had to do it b4



if it was partitioned u could dump all yer mp3's onto one of the other drives then just format C

ya'd loose all yer installed programs but ya can download/install them again
Jason
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23rd Jul 04 at 13:43   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

well i can get anythin i want off the net so not 2 worry... wudnt want to loose my favourites/porn/mp3's

how can i drop them into the other partition? iv only one c drive
Siberia
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if havent got yer HD partitioned(and if u only have a c: then i dont think it is) then i dont think ya can

the first thing i do when i get a new computer is format it and partition it.

saves alot of hassle if ya need to reformat.

maybe somebody else knows a way doing it that i dont
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If the hard drive is over 18 months old I'd personally invest in a new drive, do a completely fresh install on that and then when thats up and running throw your old drive back in and copy what you want to keep back across.
Jason
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y whats wrong with it being over 18months old???
Adam
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24th Jul 04 at 00:45   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

they tend to fail after a while, laptop ones at work keep going
Jason
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nothing wrong so far...
scott d
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Get hold of a program called Partition Magic... This will allow you to split your hard drive into 2 different virtual drives - one for re-installing an operating system, other for backing-up documents. Just be-careful when/if in Windows's setup over which partition you format, wrong choice and all is lost. Make a note of each drive letter C/D/E etc... Just remember where you've backed everything up on to

quote:
Originally posted by Ian
If the hard drive is over 18 months old I'd personally invest in a new drive, do a completely fresh install on that and then when thats up and running throw your old drive back in and copy what you want to keep back across.


That route is your best bet. Get a cheap hard drive, take your current one out, install your choice of operating system on the new drive, computer up and running then get the other hard drive in with your files on.

 
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