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Old 07-20-2007, 10:25 PM   #1
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IF I use a program such as WipeDrive* and then put in the Operating System disk to put the OP back on there.

Will that be more effective then reformatting my computer ?


*WipeDrive > http://www.whitecanyon.com/wipedrive...FSCTWAodvwJgMg
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Old 07-20-2007, 10:47 PM   #2
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Default Re: A major question !!!

Nah, it'll be the same result. The easiest way is just to reformat with the OS CD.
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Old 07-20-2007, 11:01 PM   #3
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yeah there wont be any affect
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Old 07-21-2007, 12:26 AM   #4
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Realy ? Hmm thats strange. Thanks guys !
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There won't be any effect because windows will still want to format it anyways. IN the end you are just wasting your time by running the other program first.
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Old 07-21-2007, 05:47 AM   #6
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Default Re: A major question !!!

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There won't be any effect because windows will still want to format it anyways. IN the end you are just wasting your time by running the other program first.
I agree, if your are concerned at the hassle of having to reinstall all you software every time you want to reformat then use an imagine program after you have put your OS back on, install the bare essentials like AV/FIREWALL, MODEMS,DRIVERS, PRINTERS etc then back up your HD with an image program.
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Old 07-21-2007, 06:09 AM   #7
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If you're concerned about some content lingering on you can re-certify the drive with software from the makers website.
If not and you're just wanting to reinstall windows then just follow the prompts during the xp install.
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