Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by Battles, Dec 21, 2008.
My computer has gone to shit, and I really want to reformat it. How would I happen to do this?
what if i don't got disc
what brand computer?
I'm also wondering this. Need to format a Vaio running Vista and I don't know that a disc was included (this is for a relative). I'm assuming its on a partition but whats the magical trick to do a true clean wipe instead of what Windows will consider a 'resore/recovery'?
I'm half tempted to just throw XP Pro on there instead - but being the novice computer users they are I'd much rather just go back to Vista to avoid the additional support issues.
Does your laptop have a restore partition?
Oh sorry, I thought you had a laptop for some reason. But it still applies, does your desktop have a restore partition?
You need a Vista disk...
How about putting XP on my computer? Disc for that too?
call support. they should be able to get you some sort of media to restore your original OS.
you don't reformat an OS, you reformat your HD
I just let this go these days, tired of mentioning it. It's like when someone says they need a NIC card or RAM memory.... people don't understand terminology.
Right click on Computer and go to manage. Select disk management and post a screen shot... We should be able to tell if you have a restore partition or not. If so, there should be a key combination you'll need to press on bootup to access the restore stuff.
If not, you'll need a Vista disc... It should have come with the machine if it was pre-installed.
the os disk should always come with the pc
just go linux imo
or 2000 rpm's