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I need to wipe out hard drive due to my crazy ex downloading web watcher onto my PC. What can I do? Its a gateway desktop not sure of the model and I am not with the PC at the moment.

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Well, you've already taken the the first step by getting rid of your crazy ex. So, do you just want to wipe your hard drive and reinstall your operating system? If so, what operating system would that be and do you have the cd?

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There is a lot of ways to wipe out your HDD data. The simpliest is to reformat it during the process of re-installing your OS.


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If you have a boot disk/cd, you can do a format of the hard disk. This will erase all data. You will, of course, have to reinstall the OS again..

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