How can I delete everything on my laptop?
Question: I'm using Vista which was built in to my Aspire 5630. I have no installation discs... Is it possible? I'm currently in safe mode as it will not open anything in normal mode.
Best Answers: How can I delete everything on my laptop?
Do you have a recovery partition? It is a seperate drive (Most of the time it looks that way.) Most likely D: or named Recovery. If you do, consult your user manual or the online version. What you are trying to do may be possible?
You can uninstall Trialware and Programs that you have installed but don't use anymore. Any other programs you should be very sure they are not needed. Copy this and save as a document so you can do it on a schedule. Tune-Up and Clean-Up First Ccleaner http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner Then Malwarebytes http://malwarebytes.org <><><><><> Run Error Checking Right click on C: in (My) Computer Properties Tools Check box for Error Checking Reboot <><><><><> Run Disk Cleanup Right click on C: in (My) Computer Properties Disk Cleanup button After it Calculates how much space you can recover, Click on the More Options Tab then System Restore Cleanup Button (this can recover a lot of space) Windows 7 Clean up System Files Button More Options Clean up under System Restore and Shadow Copies <><><><><> Control Panel Add/Remove Programs Look at Programs you no longer use and uninstall them. ie Trialware and programs you installed but don't use anymore. (Don’t if not sure - windows will say you have not used it in a while but it may be an important program) <><><><><> Right click on C: in (My) Computer Properties Tools Disk Defragment
You can boot to C prompt then type FORMAT C: This will format C drive and then you can reinstall. Or if you have a friend with Vista just put the disk in and boot from the CD once you open recovery type "R" for repair this will repair all the system boot/driver files and NOT erase any personal files'floders,or programs.
Format, format, format! No imagination. Do this first (XP Home used as an example), THEN delete the 2000... Backup the Boot.ini file. To do this, click Start, Run, type XCopy /H C:\Boot.ini C:\Boot.org then press Enter and F. The first task is to determine which entry in Boot.ini is valid. To do this, click Start, right-click My Computer, and click Properties. Click Advanced. Under Startup and Recovery, click Settings. Click the Edit button. You should see something similar to this (blank lines inserted for clarity). [Boot Loader] Default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partiti... timeout=30 [Operating Systems] multi(O)disk(0)rdisk(O)partition(l)\WI... Windows XP Home" /fastdetect multi(O)disk(0)rdisk(O)partition(2)\WI... Windows XP Home" /fastdetect After the first opening quote, insert #1 and a space. After the second opening quote, insert #2 and a space. The [Operating Systems] section should now be similar to this. [Operating Systems] multi(O)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(l) \WINDOWS="#1 Microsoft Windows XP Home" /fastdetect multi(O)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WI... Microsoft Windows XP Home" /fastdetect Click File, Exit, and Yes to save the changes and close Notepad. Restart the computer. The OS list on startup will show something like #1 Microsoft Windows XP Home #2 Microsoft Windows XP Home Choose #1. If it boots, that is the functional copy. If not, restart and choose #2. The second task is to remove the invalid entry from Boot.ini. Log on to an account with administrator's rights. Click Start, right-click My Computer, and click Properties. Click Advanced. Under Startup and Recovery, click Settings. Under Default operating systems, select the item (identified by #1 or #2) corresponding to the working version of Windows. Click the Edit button. If #1 is the functional copy, delete the line containing #2; if #2 is the functional copy, delete the line containing #1. Click File, Exit, and Yes to save the changes and close Notepad. Click OK and OK, then restart the computer.
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