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How to clean up hard drive on ibm thinkpad 2645 600e model

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    Jay Glendenning May 11, 2010

    Are trying to format and reload the OS or is the hard drive "full" and you are looking for help in clearing up "junk"



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I) when you open My Computer you will see partitions or your hard disk partitions(such as C, D, E , F)
   right click on D and you will come with some option, click on format option and all the data on your drive will lost or cleaned up completely,,

continue this process withother other drivers, other than C Drive since it has system files and u cant delete it ......

ii) if you even want this delete try to follow the procedure of loading or formating xp or freshly load xp on computer and follow onscreen instruction you will see the C Drive and now press the D to Delete that drive and follow some instructions...and totally drive is completely cleared

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M. Sridhar

Posted on Dec 29, 2008

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