how do you reformat youre computer

@kylanie (1205)
United States
April 30, 2007 5:39am CST
I try to fix the problem with my computer but I was wondering if you have trouble with youre computer lagging really bad and slow I used disk clean up and defragmented what else can I do to it that will make it run faster and how do I reformat my computer to make it better?
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@magica (3710)
• Bulgaria
30 Apr 07
if you have the sowtware for reinstallation, dont be afraid to use format c: and to solve the problems totally. Of course, first you must save all important information on CDs.
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@giorgh (66)
• Italy
30 Apr 07
Hi, test to check the pc with a good antispyware "spybot" for the defragmant i would recommend you "perfekt disk" and a good program, then for the cleaning it tries "disk cleaner" and "ccleaner" you should succeed to your pc to make fasted ^^
@kylanie (1205)
• United States
1 May 07
where can i get a good anti spyware anti spy bot at?
@munhozmib (3853)
• Sao Paulo, Brazil
30 Apr 07
On my older computer, I had this kind of problem. The computer was so slow that I though it would be better to reformat it. Damn, I forgot how to reformat your computer! I did it long time ago... I think you must put the Windows XP CD and then you must just re-install. It will install over the old files, which means your PC will be like a new one. But be sure to copy your important files to a Compact Disk first!
30 Apr 07
reformat/reinstalling your computer is an alternate to improve your computer run faster!, but if you feel your computer run slow when booting, try to use microsoft bootvis to increase your booting performance! but if your computer slow in normal process, i recommend you to try tune up utilities 2006 or another one!
@feliniti (875)
30 Apr 07
I was going to start a similar discussion, because I am having the same problem. If you have partitions on your hard drive that can make it easier. It's no use formatting your computer until you have everything completely backed up. Then you need to find all your installation discs and have them in one place. You are going to need to boot to the Operating System disc. You can follow the instructions to set up the Operating System and it will offer you a choice to format the disc. Alternatively you can just boot to a boot disc and type format c: but that is not so advisable. You need to put the operating system back on again anyway. Hope this helps. :)