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Computer Help: Reformatting/Bleaching Windows XP

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2007/06/10 17:47:16 (permalink)

Computer Help: Reformatting/Bleaching Windows XP

Well this computer has really gone to **** lately and it has been about a year since my last reformat so I figure it is time. I have a program called Window Washer with a Bleach setting that basically destroys everything on the hard drive, like a data dump. I was wondering if it would be O.K. do Bleach my hard drive before I reformat just to make sure everything is new and fresh again, or would that cause some problems when I try to reinstall XP? Thanks for your help.

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    RE: Computer Help: Reformatting/Bleaching Windows XP 2007/06/10 18:13:40 (permalink)
    It will make fukc all difference, just format it if you feel you have to even do that.

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    RE: Computer Help: Reformatting/Bleaching Windows XP 2007/06/11 00:46:01 (permalink)
    I wouldn't reformat.

    Reinstall windows, more than likely your registry is corrupt, one of the shortcomings of windows.
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    RE: Computer Help: Reformatting/Bleaching Windows XP 2007/06/11 01:14:44 (permalink)
    as long as you have your stuff backed up,

    ** and don't forget your outlook PST file and your internet explorer favourites **

    (thats what we normally forget)

    rebuilding your box isn't that bad an idea once in a while

    i porobably re-build at least my c drive once a year

    ** just make sure you have all the key drivers on disc (i.e. motherboard, if necessary and network card) **
    post edited by johnccfc - 2007/06/11 01:15:39
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