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M.E. system recovery with the orig cd's

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by kevin55rc, Jan 23, 2005.

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  1. kevin55rc

    kevin55rc Thread Starter

    Jan 23, 2005
    hi out there, when i do a system recovery with my orig 3 cd's that came with the computer, it stacks the new data on top of the old data leaving me no hard drive space left. how can i wipe-out-all, and then redo with my cd's ?
  2. 911


    Mar 25, 2003
    I have a Gateway with Wme and also have 3 recovery disks. There is an option to 'reload' windows on top of itself, and that sounds like what you are doing. There is another choice to restore a new version of windows that sounds like what you want. (I forget the exact wording, but the meaning must be clear if I can figure it out.) This will not really wipe out old information, but will erase all pointers to it so Windows won't know it is there, and can reuse all the disk space. There are programs available that will actually erase everything on the hard drive, but they cannot run under Windows, because Windows cannot erase itself.. I have never needed to use any of them.
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