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I WANT TO ERASE MY HARD DRIVE ON MY SYSTEMAX DEST TOP COMPUTER. WHERE CAN I GET A DISK

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  • rnoble000 Apr 03, 2008

    I WANT TO RECOVER MY PROGRAMS ALSO .IN OTHER WORDS MY COMPUTER TO HAVE THE SAME PROGRAMS WHEN IT WAS NEW AFTER I ERASE THE HARD DRIVE

  • rnoble000 Apr 03, 2008

    DEAR SIR I WANT A DISK TO ERASE MY HARD DRIVE AND AT THE SAME TIME PUT THE SAME PROGRAMS ON IT WHEN IT CAME FROM THE FACTORY. I HAVE A DESK TOP SYSTEMAX COMPUTER

  • rnoble000 Apr 03, 2008

    IF I USE THE KILLDISK WILL IT PUT THE PROGRAMS ON MY COMPUTER THAT CAME FROM THE FACTORY. THE DISK IS A ERASE AND RECOVERY DISK

  • rnoble000 Apr 04, 2008

    HOW CAN I GET A SYSTEM RESORE CDTO PUT MY BUNDLED APPLICATIONS ON MY OPERATIOG SYSTEM!

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Hello rnoble000

By "where can I get a disk", do you mean a boot disk that you can use to erase your hard disk?

If that is the case, the utility called "killdisk" will do the trick. You can find it HERE.

***** A WORD OF CAUTION *****
Be very very very sure there's nothing on the hard disk that you want to keep b4 you run this utility.

Also, if you're going to run the utility off of boot media (floppy diskette or CD-R disc), I strongly recommend you (temporarily) disconnect any other hard disks on the system in order to avoid making the mistake of erasing the wrong hard disk.


Please, let us know if this response was helpful for you or, of course, if you have more questions, etc on this topic.

Thank you
BJ

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    B Joan Rapier Apr 03, 2008

    If yours is an older computer, it is unlikely that you will be able to get the "System Restore CD(s)" from the computer manufacturer.

    Does it work now and you wish to install a larger capacity hard disk?

    If that is the case, you can "image" the hard disk 1st. Then, install your new hard disk and "restore" the image of your old hard disk to your new hard disk.

    I suspect, however, that you want a "clean build" on your current hard disk. In which case you must have either the System Restore CD(s) that came w/ your computer or you must use an OEM operating system CD and re-install your operating system that way.

    The System Restore CD(s) would give you back your "bundled" applications. W/ an OEM operating system CD, you will only get the operating system.

  • B Joan Rapier
    B Joan Rapier Apr 04, 2008

    You would need to contact the manufacturer of your computer. However, as I said, I do not believe that you will be able to purchase the restore CD(s) from the manufacturer. I would try anyway, though. You might get lucky.

    You can also try eBay and searching the Internet. I wish I could be of more assistance in this matter. Unfortunately this is a common dilemma for people who have lost or misplaced their computers' System Restore CDs.



  • B Joan Rapier
    B Joan Rapier Apr 04, 2008

    Which bundled applications do you need? There are free or low-cost alternatives to many popular software applications, application suites, antivirus software, etc. now.

    One example is the OpenOffice.org application suite. It includes a word processor program, a spread sheet program, a slide show program, etc. It is fully compatible w/ Microsoft Office applications and it is completely free.


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