I need to completely clean a hard drive on a desktop pc before i reinstall windows xp, what programmes will do this free, after i clean the hard drive is it just a matter of reinstalling windows xp and the computer will run ok.
Thanks all. So i need to run windrivers back up save all the drivers it finds onto say a cd , burn killdisc onto a cd, run it, clean the hard drive reinstall windows xp reinstall the drivers, is this ok so far? and in the right order
Killdisk is only necessary if you wish to obliterate everything on the hard drive when disposing of the PC. As you are re-installing XP you just need to do a clean install as described by Fruit Bat /\0/\ at the beginning of this thread. Apart from that your suggested sequence looks fine.
so i have saved all the system drivers onto a disc so before i run kill disc how do i get the drivers back onto the machine whenever i reistall windows xp. oh killdisc offers me two options kill hard disc or local disc (c) which do i choose?
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