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 Post subject: formatting my comp
PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2013 11:51 pm 
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comp is running a little slow so thought i would format it. Not done it myself before so just wondering how i go about doing ir
Any help much appreciated


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 12:09 am 
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Did it come with a recovery disc? Or has it got a recovery partition? Either way back up pictures, documrnts, music, films and anyother imoortant stuff first. Tgen just insert disc or access partition and follow steps.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 12:14 am 
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God kn9ws lol what do i back up everything onto? Discs?
Would it be expensive to take into a shop n have them do it


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 12:29 am 
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Buy another disc.

Use Norton Ghost.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 1:12 am 
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Another disc?


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have you tried a crap cleaner to get rid of unwanted stuff followed by a defragment?........forgive me if i'm teaching granny here, but it will basically organise your hard drive and speed it up a bit.......


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Canu recommend one


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'crapcleaner' has a free download to remove unwanted stuff and there is a defragging thing with windows if you have microsoft on your pc.......if not then there is also a free download from 'defraggler'........i use the free ones with good results.... :D


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Cheers will have a look this evening


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 10:14 am 
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feetabix wrote:
have you tried a crap cleaner to get rid of unwanted stuff followed by a defragment?........forgive me if i'm teaching granny here, but it will basically organise your hard drive and speed it up a bit.......


+1 to feetabix's suggestion - a disk defrag will do the machine a world of good. If you've never done the procedure before you may need to do it a few times in succession to get the full benefit. I think my laptop needed about 4 repeats before the performance picked up.

David


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