Question about Dell Computers & Internet
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
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.
New users get 2 Free calls (no credit card required) and instant help on almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, appliances, handyman, and even pets).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Tips for a great answer:
Jan 02, 2013 | Western Digital WD Scorpio Blue WD5000BEVT...
Dec 20, 2012 | Computers & Internet
Jun 12, 2012 | Maxtor OneTouch III Mini Edition 120GB...
Apr 28, 2011 | Computers & Internet
Jan 01, 2011 | Toshiba HDDR320E04XW 320 GB USB Hard Drive
Mar 11, 2010 | Seagate 250GB Maxtor DiamondMax Plus 21...
Jan 17, 2010 | Computers & Internet
Sep 11, 2009 | Apple iPod MA446LL/A MP3 Player
Oct 26, 2008 | Maxtor Hard Drive
46 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!