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If you erase the hard drive (i.e. format it) you get rid of everything, including the operating system (Windows), all your installed software, and of course all files you have created, downloaded or otherwise put in.
This means, that you will be left with a computer that can't do anything.
If you have a Windows installation disc (CD/DVD) that came with the computer, you can then re-install Windows on the computer and then gradually install all the other needed software. If you don't, there's still a chance that your DELL has a "system restore partition", that will be able to restore the disk to a "factory" state, with Windows and all the necessary drivers installed. But you'll have to specify your exact model if you want further advice.
Posted on Jul 12, 2010
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