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  1. ninetoes49

    ninetoes49 Thread Starter

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    I have a Toshiba laptop. I reformatted it in December using the 2 disks that came with the computer. It has not worked properly since. It takes 3-5 minutes to start up and one of the games (zuma) that had worked before I reformatted is not working as well as before. I was told to just install another version of xp over the original. When we went to install xp it asked where we wanted it. It listed 3 partitions (when you go to my computer all it shows is C and D drives). Apparently we picked the wrong drive. Now I have 2 operating systems and I want to remove the new xp. Can anyone help me? If I reformat c drive using the right click on c drive and hit format will that wipe it of and can I then reinstall the original xp from the disks that came with the computer? Thanks John
     
  2. demortes

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    Given your situation, you're probably better off reformatting the entire HDD. I'd make your disks that Toshiba might require (applications, drivers, recovery disks, basically the recovery partition on a disk) and then run an application that writes zeros (do it through a live linux, or download GWScan from gateway.com, those are the ways I know of, no gaurentee GWScan will work for you), and recover from Toshiba's media. If you can't get the recovery cd's from Toshiba's partition, call them. It might cost you.

    Keep in mind that writing zeroes to your drive, or any recovery, makes it very hard to recover your data.
     
  3. Hughv

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    Just format the "System" disks-this is likely to be C and D., but you can tell for sure by looking in Computer Management.
    Reinstall to C.
    I see no reason to write zeros to the disk-a format will do just as well.
     
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