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I want to reformat myextensa 2300 laptopanits not working by the method in the booklet on the info disk can you please tell me how to clear the hard drive and restore the system to original

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You will still need the original drivers and OS using this method first you need to remove your hard drive, determine wether it is an IDE or a SATA or other connections and get a USB IDE or SATA connection connect this to your hard disk open you HD to another PC like a USB flash Card back up all DAT using this technique then reformat you HD return your HD to you laptop reinstall OS and drivers then you have a fresh laptop. Buying a new Hard disk will also be easier then you can just use your old HDD as a backup. Best of luck read manuals and be careful.

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