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I want to crash my home computor and restore it.is it hard to do by myself i can't afford to take it out for repairs.

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No, but it would be MUCH better to just REFORMAT it. Reformating it would just erase your entire hard drive

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Can i repair a problem on my 3000 dimension computer without the disc my computer crashed


Yes normally you can

When you say computer crashed, when you restart it what happens? Does windows start?

Usually you can go to control panel and create a new disc if you lost it.
Or there will be a seperate partition on your hard drive that has the contents of the restore disc.
When the PC boots up at start it should say something like Hit F10 or similar key to restore?

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