Question about Computers & Internet

1 Answer

I want to wipe my operating system

I'd like to wipe my operating system so that I can start fresh on this laptop. How can I do this? Everything important is saved on google docs or dropbox.

Posted by on


1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points


    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    New Friend:

    An expert that has 1 follower.


    A rookie expert who has answered 20 questions on their first day.

  • Expert
  • 42 Answers

You would need a Windows Install Disc, not be confused with a Recovery Disc. Then, depending on how wanted to proceed, boot your computer with the disc in it, and follow the onscreen options to either create a fresh install, or overwrite the existing one and keep the data.

Posted on Dec 09, 2012


5 Suggested Answers

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

A 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
The service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

  • 40 Answers

SOURCE: got a virus want to set it to factory or wipe the whole thing and start fresh. HELP!!!

Before you do that , can I suggest something ? Make absolutely sure that nothing is the battery. Recently had a battery in a laptop that was loose, causing blue screens.

I would hate to see you format when there was an easier solution to your problem.

Posted on Jun 19, 2008

Tech Jenkins
  • 359 Answers

SOURCE: Wiping my Laptop Clean.

download drivers from the gateway website of course

Posted on Sep 05, 2008

SOURCE: Just bought a Hewlett Packard

your problem is simple.. try to Reprogram and put a windows 7. or XP. or Vista.

Posted on Aug 09, 2011

  • 30 Answers

SOURCE: Problems with - not in English

try going to
that should prevent google from redirecting from the .com website.

Posted on Jun 10, 2012

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

Windows system is corrupt; What do I do?

no, call a computer tech in craigslist and they can reinstall a fresh copy of your version of windows

Jun 16, 2013 | Computers & Internet

1 Answer

Acer 6920 missing 2 registry files and can't auto repair or start. Hard drive has only 25 gig space left. Are there some files I can download to repair without wiping the hard drive and starting o

If you have the Vista disk, insert it into the CD Rom player. When it starts it will ask you if you want to repair or install a fresh copy. If you choose repair, it will fix any missing registry files

Jul 28, 2012 | Acer Aspire 6920 Notebook PC

1 Answer

How do I completely wipe all data on my old Windows XP Machine?

You can use a windows 98 floppy boot disk if you have a floppy driver to wipe out the partitions and format your hard drive.

Mar 03, 2012 | Computers & Internet

1 Answer

I have a Samsung NC10 which one morning stopped working. Can only get screen with option Safe mode etc. None of the function keys work and I can't do a thing. Please can somebody help.

I suggest you remove the Hard drive from you laptop (If you are not sure how to do this, get a computer technician). Get another computer, a laptop or a desktop and connect your hard drive as a slave. Then restart the other computer so that it can detect the newly connected Hard drive. Go to the Microsoft Website and download Emergency Rescue Disk (ERD) for your operating system. Write is on a disk using any burning software like Nero. Put the cd in the cd rom for the other computer and boot from it. When you are logged in into ERD, go to My computer and identify your hard drive. This is the point where you can save your data onto the computer from your hard drive, you can as well save the drivers. Then go the Administrative tools or tasks available to you from the start menu, then choose a command called the Disk Wipe. This will wipe away all the data from your hard drive. When you are done, take the hard drive to its computer and install a fresh operating system. If you do not need to save any data from your hard drive, then you do not need to use ERD, just boot the other computer with your hard drive connected Then go start and right-click on My Computer and go to Manage. Then go to Disk Management. In the Disk management, right-click on your hard drive and select format. Use the default settings and make sure that it is formatted with NTFS.

Feb 21, 2012 | Acer Aspire Computers & Internet

1 Answer

Can I update the operating system of hp mini 311 from Windows Xp to Windows 7?

Update? Upgrade yes.
Windows xp cannot Update windows 7
Upgrade in this particular means Get new operating system,which means it will wipe out your C drive(XP) to a new fresh operating system windows 7.

NOTE: all Xp files and folder might lost on drive C.

Aug 17, 2011 | HP Mini 1010NR Notebook

1 Answer

I need to restore my acer aspire one series model ZG5 to original settings but nothing that I am finding online is helping :( Pressing alt f10 does nothing and when i do get a restore window, the only...

Well, in actual fact, there is no 'magic button' to restore a computer to it's original state.What has to be done is a fresh install of the operating system, wiping out the current contents of the hard disk. Hopefully your system came with a restore cd though sometimes the manufacturer just puts the restore data on a partition of your hard drive, and you have to restore from there, using a procedure they've (hopefully) documented. If you don't have either cd or restore partition, then be very careful just wiping your disk as you may end up having to buy a new operating system distribution disk,(expensive) then you have the grief of finding all the drivers to load plus the motherboard chipset drivers, and they can be a real pain to try and find. Regards,nicam49

Aug 03, 2011 | Acer Aspire One Netbook 8.9" Notebook

2 Answers

My computer got virus,each folder has this empty foder and microsoft folder it spreads quckly to my computer.i was able to delete some but there are still left


Still it will appear, I suggest you install fresh operating system but make sure you have the utility drivers for computer and then back up you files those not infected. To wipe out all the viruses in your computer.

Jun 03, 2011 | Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64BIT...

1 Answer

How do you re-boot the latitude D400 laptop

by rebooting you must mean wiping out and starting fresh? installing a new operating system. you need either the dell factory recovery disks and start the computer up on the disks. with disks inserted follow to the load from cd promptg if not start over and when the computer turns on tap del key and change boot order settings to prompt boot from a cd dvd drive before a hard drive or any device. this way it will check for operating systems in the cd before the hard drive. then continue installing your choice of factory or updated operating system enter the serial number etc etc as it prompts. it should take about one to two hours beginning to end.

Feb 06, 2011 | Dell Latitude D400 Notebook

2 Answers

Got virus laptop will not restore to earlier date takes about 12 to 15 minutes to sign on to computer. Would like to restore to origial state but that does not work either help me

You need to install a fresh copy of your operating system You need to be able to completely erase your hard drive and start fresh. If I were you I would consider changing the hard drive completely and starting fresh with a new copy of the operating system. It sounds like a worm and it has eaten through all of your restore data.

Jun 21, 2009 | Computers & Internet

2 Answers

Factory settings?

Try this, if you are running xp i know it will work.

Start menu> All programs>Accessories>system tools>System restore.

This will restore your computer to factory and you won't loose any data. If you want to start fresh with nothing installed, install windows with the cd and choose fresh installation and follow the direcions.

Jan 22, 2009 | Acer Aspire 3610 Notebook

Not finding what you are looking for?
Computers & Internet Logo

Related Topics:

34 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Computers & Internet Experts

Les Dickinson
Les Dickinson

Level 3 Expert

18424 Answers

Doctor PC
Doctor PC

Level 3 Expert

7733 Answers

David Payne
David Payne

Level 3 Expert

14162 Answers

Are you a Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides