Cleaning HDD-buy new or re-format existing?

  david20 10:16 16 Jun 2004

I would like to give my HDD a full clean from scratch. I run Windows XP Home. Do I need to physically remove the old Maxtor 80GB and replace it with a new one to have a clean HDD, or will doing re-inserting my Win XP disc have the same effect?

  Giggle n' Bits 10:43 16 Jun 2004

Bit difficult to do at first if its something new but close this Thread and Ask How do you FDISK & Format the HDD to reinstall a Fresh WinXP Home.

Make a note of your Drivers before you proceed.

  Dumble452 11:03 16 Jun 2004

You certainly don't need to buy a new one.

  Dumble452 11:26 16 Jun 2004

........but I should have added that a 2nd hard drive is always a useful investment. I suggest that you follow Bobbins advice.

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