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Can bad memory module erase hard drive?

Q: Can bad memory module erase hard drive?

This is supposedly what happened to my computer. Is there some way to prevent this or find out early enough to prevent drive erasure?

A: Can bad memory module erase hard drive?

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iam runnin' out of memory 4.5 gb's... i want to erase everything i have in my comp... i want to recover all my memory...... i want to leave my computer like new......... like when i first baught it......


thanks....... any help will be appreciated:grinthumb
 

A:How To ERASE C DRIVE MEMORY?

Welcome to TechSpot.

You are probably running out of harddisk space, not memory.
With current HD-prices so low, you should buy a 80GB or 120GB HD with 8MB cache-memory. Look at www.newegg.com

Clean part of your HD by rightclicking InternetExplorer on the Desktop, select Propereties, then in the middle of the screen that comes up, select first Delete Files, then Delete Cookies.
Click OK when done.
Now in Explorer, browse to your Temp file and delete everything in there. That should give you a good start.

Then go to "user cp" at the top of this page, and fill in your PC-data.
Check back with the results here when you have done the above.
N
 

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My hard drive is strange, its had mandrake 10, win2k pro, windows advanced server, windows xp pro and home, and freebsd on it. My mission is to get windows xp on it, and leave it at that. I have a toshiba recovery cd that will not load at boot. the mandrake 10 cd will boot and install but thats no help to me. i have killdisk.exe on an A:\ disk. Right now im installing windows 2000 and im gonna try to run killdisk from there so that i can completely erase all traces of data on my harddrive and then do a clean install of windows xp. I dont know why just putting in the killsdisk.exe floppy doesnt work at boot, anyone know whats up?

I have changed some of the text in your post due to poor language skills.
 

A:trying to erase my hard drive

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Does anyone know a good program to remove all data from a hard drive. I need something that is compatible for USB drives and boots from CD-rom. I have a large quantity of drives that need to be completely erased and I need verification that the erase was successful and no data remains on the drive.
 

A:Hard Drive Erase

Use Windows Format

You can Format all partitions in My Computer,except C:
The Windows OS partition.Just like a floppy format.
Are you sure theres nothing you want to keep,like pictures ?
Otherwise why do you have partitions ?
 

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I have problems with my computer's audio/video/games/mouse skipping. A technitian said to erase my hard drive and reload xp. How do I do that?
 

A:Erase My Hard Drive

Hi mike5426!

Reloading an OS isnt as difficult as it used to be. In order to reload xp the first thing that you will need to do is go into your bios. Different systems have different keystrokes to get into the bios. Since i dont know your system i can only guess what it is?

You can try the delete key, f2, f10

When you power up the system try hitting one of these keys several times and see if it goes into your bios. If not shutdown and try another. Some systems tell you what key to hit on the bootscreen to get into your bios. So that will make things easier.

As for what you need to do in bios. Windows xp needs to boot from the cdrom drive in order to install windows xp. While your in the bios look through there and find where your able to change the boot sequence. Change it so the cdrom is the first boot device. Once you have completed that save and exit. Oh almost forgot before exiting make sure your xp cd is in the drive. When the computer reboots it say something in regards to atapi emulation. Hit any key to continue. This will allow it to boot from the cdrom. If you dont hit a key it will boot normally after it times out. Once windows xp setup is installed and you go through some normal selections. You will want to delete the windows xp partition and create a new one. Follow the prompts and when it wants to format the partition select either fat 32 or ntfs. Unless you use ntfs i would default to fat 32. Just click on the recommended format not the quick one and window... Read more

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I am giving my old computer to charity but before that I would like to erase hard drive properly. What is the best and easiest way to do that?
 

A:How to erase hard drive?

http://www.dban.org/
 

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My computer is being retired and I don't want any info to get into the hands of the unscrupulous. Are there any ways to erase the hard drive with free ware?

A:is there a way to erase my hard drive

Any number of ways.One popular choice (out of many): Darik's Boot And Nuke Hard Drive Disk Wipe and Data Clearing - http://www.dban.org/.Louis

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i want to erase the hard drive on my old computer before putting it in the garbage,

i know there is supposed to be a website where i can download something to erase everything completely from the hard drive,

does anybody know what that website is ?

thanks very much,

larry
 

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I am replacing my 6 year old (windows-7) and I would like clean out the hard drive. Any suggestions for a good "eraser" program? Thank you. Pahapoika.
 

A:Erase my hard drive

As in you plan to give it away, sell it, or throw it out? If so use something like DBAN: http://www.dban.org/
It can securely erase the entire drive for you.

If you plan to keep it and use it then nothing beyond a simple format during the Windows installation is needed.
 

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can someone help me out? i bought a computer off a friend awhile back and am now just starting to use it. it is using xp and the problem is that it is password protected and there's no way for me to use it. i was thinking about wiping out the hard drive and reinstalling xp on it but i have no idea of where to start or what to do.
 

A:erase hard drive?

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Can anyone suggest to me a way to "CLEAN" a hard drive so that info on it is not recoverable. Is there a good cheap piece of software that will do it?

Thanks
 

A:Need to erase a hard drive

Cheap? Get a log or two, get some matches...They melt really easily...Definitly no way to get the data back....lol..I dont have an answer, someone else will though...
 

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I am anticipating getting a new laptop, and am considering giving my old one to my company. But it has sensitive stuff on it that I want to erase. How do I erase my hard drive completely (Dell Inspiron 2650)?

Thanks -

gibby26
 

A:How to erase hard drive?

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I have a company laptop I am selling. I need to erase the hard drive first.
But, I do not have the boot disk, I do not have a cd rom drive, I do not have an a: drive. All of the erase programs seem to require a floppy or the original software cd rom.

How can I erase either using a USB drive or go thru Windows XP?

Its a Dell laptop with XP Professional.
 

A:Hard drive erase

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We are done with an XP machine and wish to erase the hard drive prior to storage for possible future use or donation.

Is there an easy way to create a CD boot disk that will remove all but the OS and in the absence of that option, remove all?

Mark

A:Erase hard drive?

Remove all but the OS? If everything is on one partition then no - you have to manually delete whatever you want (or use one of the methods in this link to securely delete individual files: http://www.google.com/search?hl=&q=securely+delete+files&sourceid=navclient-ff&rlz=1B3GGGL_enUS369US309&ie=UTF-8&aq=0&oq=securely+delete). If you have multiple partitions / drives you can format the non-system partitions (or you can use a 3rd party app to securely delete highly sensitive data if you feel the need (http://cmrr.ucsd.edu/people/Hughes/SecureErase.shtml). You can use the same or a similar utility to delete the system partition as well if you so choose.

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How do I erase my hard drive completely? I am running windows xp, and I am wondering how I pull a system resotre or something?
 

A:How to erase your hard drive

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hello...me again....how do you erase the hard drive on win xp pro sp1 moved all files i needed to other hard drive want tro erase smaller one and put it back again with a fresh install...over installed before a couple of times.
p.s. i dont need to put windows on the other hard drive to keep the files i have on that drive do I!!! thanx

boogey
 

A:How to erase hard drive

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I have two hard drives and I wasnt to erase everything on my C drive except for windows xp...can anyone tell me how to do this?
 

A:Erase Hard Drive

You can Format it. Which can be done by opening My Computer right click the drive letter and selecting Format.

*** Don't Format it will delete everything. ***
Sorry,

I miss read your message.

You really cannot delete everything except XP. As XP and the applications installed on the driver are interconnected with references.
 

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I want to dispose of my Compaq Presario 6000 with Vista BE, and I would use a DBAN disk to format the hard drive, but I can't get it to boot from the CD or USB drives. Any advice? I would donate it, but the power supply is on its last legs and its horribly slow. Should I recycle it?
 

A:How can I erase my hard drive?

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I have backed up my files on my old HP a430n OS Windows XP. Have tried Dban and killdisk, neither will boot. Tried to change boot order. Not sure if when I burned killdisk or dban that they are bootable disks. Can anyone help? ANd I am sure I want to clean the disk. Will just be recycling/getting rid of this computer.

A:Erase hard drive

If you don't care about the parts, just remove the hard drive and hit it with a hammer.

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While I'm at it here....how do I properly erase my slave drive? It is my old drive and I would like to use it for back-ups, but need to clean it out first. I'm using XP -- Thanks.
 

A:How do I erase a hard drive?

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how do i erase information on my hard drive?
 

A:erase some of hard drive

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Hi,I am trying to erase the hard drive of my Toshiba in order to recycle it.I have downloaded DBAN to a cd,and the file is in 'my computer'.adobe reader says it can not read it.Can anyone help thanks?
 

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is there a way to erase some of the hard drive?

A:erase the hard drive

There's Eraser.You can use it to erase individual files/folders, unused harddrive space, or the whole harddrive.Eraser is an advanced security tool (for Windows), which allows you to completely remove sensitive data from your hard drive by overwriting it several times with carefully selected patterns. Works with Windows  95, 98, ME, NT, 2000, XP and DOS.Eraser is FREE software and its source code is released under GNU General Public License.

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Hello,

I am trying to completely erase everything from my hard drive (windows are not installed on that hard drive). So is everything deleted by going to the hard drive and right click -> format? or does this do what a regular win7 format does? I mean to completely erase all hidden files that can be restored and such.

Thanks for your help,
Alex

A:FULLY erase a hard drive

Formatting just eliminates directory entries.

If you wish to make the files unrecoverable, the disk must be overwritten. Depending on how securely you wish to do that, it could be written multiple times.

The freeware CCleaner can do that.

I erase defective drives with an 8 pound sledge hammer.

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Hello,
I am trying to figure out how to completely erase a hard drive so that no data can be recovered. What is the easiest and most secure way to do this? Is there any software out there for this, or is it better to just format it multiple times? Thanks

Oh, btw, the hard drive I am trying to erase is my iPod. I used it to backup some files, so I would like to completely erase the hard drive before giving it away. If I format the drive, will the iPod still be able to run? Do I need to transfer firmware/os? Thanks
 

A:How to I completely erase a hard drive?

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I have some computers that I am either going to recycle or donate depending on the specs.
I need a program to erase the hard drive before I do so. I really do not want to reformat the ones I donate.
Any suggestions?

Thanks

Webgal

A:Program to erase hard drive

Killdisk
Boot and nuke

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Am giving my old computer to charity. I need suggestions on program to use to erase the hard drive -it needs to be a program that wipes completely but is very easy to use and understand for a beginner.
 

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I have a relatively new (bought Jun or July 2007) clean 80G hard drive with XP SP2 OS, later. (I installed) Through a few disagreeable machinations the sp2 was removed. (alternatively, a second hard drive was used on the same computer using 98 second edition, ironically works.)
To make a very long story short, I want this (XP) hard drive erased, Partitions and all. I want to start anew, afresh and on a new and different computer using LINUX.
How does one do this?
desukane

A:erase xp installed hard drive

which distro of linux? some distros will take care of the partitions and get rid of xp as part of the install if you so choose.

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I am operating WindowsXP and I want to know the best way to Completely Erase My Hard Drive.
Can anyone give me some advice in doing this procedure?

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A:Solved: How do i erase everything on my hard drive?

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Hello i am looking to tottaly erase the hardrive on a emachines computer of mine but i dont mean completely erase i want to be able to keep the operating system on it (windows XP home editionw/sp2) i dont have the reinstallation disk for the OS so i have no clue what to do. i need a program or something that will erase all data but keep the OS full functional -Like a system recovery-(which i never created back ups for) if any one cAN HELP PLZ DONT HEZITATE TO TO TYPE SOO.. Lol
Thanks,
Sickem
 

A:Hard drive erase but OS stay!!!!

not possible I'm afraid. The program you need is the very OS you're seeking to keep. Maybe you can get a copy from emachines?
 

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Ok...I give up...I need help, PLEASE!

I inherited a computer with WindowsME and Windows 2000 running on it simutaneously. Since I don't have any of the the orignal Windows disks, I can't use the install disks to do a clean reinstall. At this point I'm thinking of just erasing the whole c:\ drive and running XP.

What is the quickest and easiest way to remove all of my current data (w/o having to buy expensive software), and then reinstalling Windows 2000 or XP?

Thanks for any help.
 

A:Erase Hard Drive - Start Over

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Does anyone know of an excellent program that you can save to a floppy that will erase your hard drive clean? And that it cannot be recoverable? I need this ASAP.
 

A:Boot-Erase Hard Drive

There is a program called dban, idk if they have it for boot floppy but they do have a bootable cd with it. You can find the full ISO (large file, may take time to download on slow internet, must be burnt to cd) @ sysresccd.org
 

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I know this has to be a dumb question, so I apologize ahead of time.
I am going to sell my PC, and I want to clean my HD. I have read where I can download a program to do this.
My question is that after I clear the HD will my windows 7 still be in tact, and the other programs that originally
came on the pc.

Thanks in advance
Marilyn
 

A:Solved: Erase Hard Drive

no, the OS will be gone. The drive cleaners return the HD to the factory reset.
 

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I can't format or erase the files on my hard drive. Most of the files are still there, just empty.
In DOS command, I enter the format command and verify. The prompt returns shortly but nothing changes.
Why can't I wipe the drive clean and start from scratch????
 

A:hard drive won't format or erase

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I have a computer that just had some issues and it got to the point where I can't boot up in any way or form without getting a registry error 0x00000051. My issues with this are in multiple threads including this recent one, http://forums.techguy.org/windows-nt-2000-xp/628746-registry-error.html

I just want to erase the entire HD to start over. The problem is I can't get into it to do that so is there a way to take it out of the case and erase it in a different way? My mom has a laptop and I have an extra HD somewhere.
 

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I have a friend with a 6gig hard drive in his computer. Its supposed to be running Windows NT. Apparently is was in an office enviroment and has a password that he cannot obtain.

Trying to format and fdisk has not worked. Is there a way to totally reformat the drive. We do not want any of the info on it just a clean hard drive.

Thanks
Rick
 

A:How To Totally Erase A Hard Drive?

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my dad recently reformatted my computer and used windows xp recovey disk to reinstal. everything worked fine other than the hard drive is full. i cant find any of the items to delete them. all of these items were previously on this computer movies, music, games and on.
 

A:How do I erase items off of my hard drive if its not there

If the drive was really formatted then it shouldn't be full after an install of XP. Is there more than one drive in the system. What size is the boot drive, how many partitions are there?
 

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Can I use Dariks boot and nuke to erase hard drive and then use vista recovery disc to reinstall vista. I ran the recovery disc yesterday, because I have had viruses, but I have since had two BSOD
 

A:Solved: Erase Hard Drive

Not sure, there still could be a hidden partition on your system that it uses for the recovery. I would check with your computer manufacturer.
 

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If I right click on the C drive and choose to format will it erase all of my data including the operating system? or will it wipe data blocks to free up space? I'm a little confused on the terminology. Thanks.
 

A:Will formating erase my hard drive?

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Hi,

Apologies if I've posted in wrong area or if this has been covered to death but I can't find it!
I have a Dell Inspiron 1012 notebook running windows 7 starter. The computer contains sensitive material which I need to completely and permanently erase so that even if the notebook is professionally examined, it can't be recovered. Before anyone assumes, it's not porn or any dodgy images!
I've been researching shredding software but it's a minefield, can anyone help?
Also, if the software is downloaded, the HD completely erased, will there be a trace on the HD of the date, time etc... And programme which deleted it?
Would I need to reinstall windows after the HD has been erased?

Thanks in advance

DJ

A:How to permanently erase a hard drive?

Hi,

It depends on what you want to be left with, and the effort you want to go to. Do you want:

1. A completely blank HDD with absolutely zero information on it (incl. no Windows Starter?, or
2. Windows Starter still on the HDD, but all other securely data deleted?

If you want option 1, then use DBAN:
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...ard-drive.html

Make sure you physically disconnect all other HDD's (incl. USB drives) with the exception of the one that holds DBAN and the disk to be wiped

If you want option 2, then:
1. Delete all sensitive information as you normally would, and empty the Recycle bin, and
2. Securely wipe the deleted data using the Windows CIPHER command
Cipher Command - Overwrite Deleted Data in Windows

Its highly doubtful the data would be recoverable - the more passes you run, the exponentially harder it becomes to retrieve any data. Some select government and security agencies do have the ability to overcome even this wipe, but even then it would take many, many, many hours/days/weeks to do this. It would have to be worth their while, and something tells me you probably aren't harbouring any state secrets, so you aren't worth the effort

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Hi

A friends roomate is giving me there laptop. It is a Toshiba and im prety sure they said it had XP on it.
They said I can have it for free if I remove the hard drive and destroy it OR I can erase it or format it. What are my options if i just want to erase/format I know you cant always remove everything...but i wont tell them that. Or would i be better off just getting a new hard drive?

THANKS

A:How Can I Erase All Info On A Hard Drive

By all means... keep the hard drive.... that's the golden part of the computer.

Repartition it, then Reformat it.... and you will be good to go.

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Hello,

I was wondering if anyone knows a good site that could give me step-by-step instructions on how to erase my hard drive and reboot it. I am new at most of this, so it will really need to be step-by-step in English.

Thanks!
 

A:Erase and reboot my hard drive

Hi mlg6271,

Before we can help you, we need to get a little information.
Which Operating system you plan on installing:
Type of Computer:
Hard drive size:
Ammount of RAM:

If this is a "Brand name" PC, it may come with a restore disk, so that might be the best place to start. Also, don't forget to save your important files before you reformat it.

Paul V
 

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i want to delete all of the data on my hard drive (microsoft windows XP professional version 2002 service pack3 HP intel(R) celeron(R) CPU 550 @ 2.00GHz 1.99GHz, 1.99 GB of RAM physical address extension) that stuff in brackets makes no sense to me but i did what my friend told me and it sed that stuff if you can tell me how to erase my hard drive it would be a big help thanks!!
 

A:Solved: how do i fully erase my hard drive

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Lenovo is replacing my failing hd under warranty and I need to return the defective hd. I have deleted my current personal files using spybot's secure shredder and then the freerase utility when some files proved too large for the spybot's shredder.

I have summit's hard disk scrubber installed and plan to run it tonight to clear the free space using the heavy scrub overwrite [3-stage pattern 0s,1s and random]. I had a hard time getting the drive to boot last time, but if it will boot again tomorrow I'd like to turn off hibernation, reboot and then rerun the scrubber. That would scrub the hibernation file, wouldn't it? I also plan to set pagefile to clear at shutdown. If I'm able to run the scrubber tomorrow after a reboot, it would also be in the free space and get the heavy overwrite, correct?

If the drive is still running I was then going to run Darik's Boot And Nuke from a boot cd using the interactive mode so I could skip the hidden service partition and just wipe the main partition. I'm hoping it won't take days and days to run. The thinkpad x41 tablet's hd is infamous for its slowness.

The only other hd wipe freeware utility I found was killdisk - the freeware version only does a single pass of 0s but it might be quicker.

Are there some temp folders or caches whose files I ought to shred before shutting down the hd in case it totally dies before I can use DB&N?

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A:How best to securely erase thinkpad hard drive

I am thinking that you can just run the DBAN quick mode, it does not take that long and it should deal with the entire drive. Is there any particular reason you don't want to trash the hidden partition?

Also Lenovo does not go through all your personal data, so you should be ok with just a quick wipe.

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Greetings.

I want to get rid of all software, files, etc., and get a fresh load of XP, etc. Start from scratch to free up as much memory as possible and get the computer operating faster.

I have an older HP Pavillion with XP. How do I start?
 

A:How do I erase hard drive and do a fresh load of XP?

Do you want to completely wipe the HDD and reinstall Windows with the XP cd? There are freeware utilities that will wipe the HDD clean. Just Google "Wipe HDD".

Since you have an older HP, you probably have a recovery partition on the HDD. By using System Recovery, you will bring the computer back to the way it was when it was new.

To use System Recovery go to Start>>All Programs>>Hewlett Packard>>Hp Pavilion PC Tools>>HP PC System Recovery and follow the instructions.
 

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Hi all i was wondering if anyone has any programs they could recommend to use to wipe a hard drive clean before reinstalling windows 7, I noticed you have this CCleaner 3 link on here CCleaner - Download.com If i put that on a disk and started it up as i would to reinstall can that wipe the disk clean?

rich

A:Erase hard drive before clean reinstallation

You first delete the partition and then recreate it on the unallocated space resulting due to the deletion.

The hard drive gets erased the fastest due to this action.

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I intend to sell my computer soon, but before doing so I'd like to clear the hard drive and remove all my personal data. I've done a bit of research on the topic and found a few programs (DBAN, Eraser) that seem to do this. I'm not exactly sure which program is best though, or what exactly they do.

I would also like to reinstall Windows 7 after erasing the hard drive. However, my copy of Windows 7 is an upgrade from the computer's original OS, Windows Vista. The computer didn't come with any system recovery or OS install disks so I'm not sure how to boot and install and OS after erasing everything. Will I be able to just put in the Windows 7 upgrade disk and install it? (I can't imagine it could be that simple, but who knows!)

I do kind of remember a "clean install option" when I upgraded - would that be the same as clearing the hard drive and reinstalling?

Thanks!

A:Erase Hard Drive and Reinstall Windows

Hello and welcome to the boards.

You are making a good choice by removing all personal data from the hard drive. I'm sure any program will do this just fine. As for how they work, the erase the drive, then go back two or three more times to make sure they got everything on the drive. It is much more thorough then simply reformatting. As for installing Windows 7 again, there is a tutorial here on how to make a disc that you can install a fresh copy of any version of 7 from. There is also a tutorial on this site (don't have the link handy at the moment) that might be a little clearer if the first tutorial is confusing at all.

If you have anymore questions, feel free to ask.

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what is the easiest and fastest way to format a hard drive with windows 98 installed on it?
 

A:fastest way to erase/format a hard drive

I use AEFDISK on a bootable CD which lets me delete all partitions from a fast booting comand prompt. AEFDISK.com
 

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I need to erase my hard drive because I am giving my pc to a friend to borrow for some time. I have alot of financial info. like my credit card numbers and various bill account numbers etc. I want to wipe out everything. I don't know where to start. Has anyone ever heard of freeware called "KILL DISK"? It seems easy enough to use but it says only download and use if you know what you're doing. I have no clue. Is there anything out there free, that will easily erase everything from my hd beyond recovery?

Thanks in advance.
Windows XP
 

A:Kill Disk-erase Hard Drive

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I have a USB 3 500GB Seagate Expansion Portable Drive (2.5") that would be around 12 months old. It has stopped working, won't mount on my Mac or even start spinning. I have resigned myself to the fact that it is buggered but thought I'd have a bit of a play with it to see what was wrong and if I can salvage any data. I opened the case and it contains a Seagate Momentus 5400.6 500 GB drive. I thought hopefully it is an issue with the SATA-USB interface in the case so I removed the hard drive and put it in a hard drive dock. The drive now spins up but still doesn't mount. In Disk Utility (Mac) the main drive is listed in black in the list on the left so it is registered by the computer (nothing at all was listed when it was still in the case) but the single volume is greyed out. I tried repairing the drive but that failed. I tried erasing the drive but that failed ("Cannot unmount disk").

Any suggestions on how to repair this? I don't know how to tell the difference between hard drive problems that are fixable and ones where you can save yourself a heap of time and just throw it away because it will never work again...
 

A:Cannot repair or erase external hard drive

Seagate Expansion Portable Drive (2.5") that would be around 12 months old.Click to expand...

I haven't checked, but is there any chance it's still under warranty? Dig up your receipt or record of purchase.
 

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Hi,
my computer crashed and I want to erase some data from the hard drive before giving it to the repair shop. So, I took the hard drive out, put it in an enclosure and connected it to my laptop as an external harddrive. Both computers use Vista. I downloaded Eraser 5.8.7 and proceeded to use it on use it on the files of this HD but it does not work. The program does not tell me why but I sense it has to do with administrator permission. Also, II had a password on the drive.
Can somebody tell me what to do to erase my personal files?
Thanks
 

A:Erase files from external hard drive

Let the repair shop install a new hard drive and keep your old drive with you. When you get the repaired computer back, you can retrive your personal data from the old drive to the new drive
 

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Yeah....I get the message "Contains a page file"

I went into safe mode and it wont format, not even in Disk Management. It won't let me erase or make a new partition. I believe it's virus locked, and I would love to wipe it and use it as backup. System restore is not enabled on this drive...and I am trying to figure a way to wipe both partitions and make it simple one 40gig, but the virus keeps setting off my virus programs, and simply....it won't let me erase the drive.
 

A:A Page File Hard drive will not erase.

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Hi. I'm new to SED (Self-Encrypting Drives) technology,so, I found that I can set SED SSD password in linux via hdparm:hdparm --user-master u --security-set-pass 'PASSWORD' /dev/XWell, it was my mistake :-(After restart I discover that my password doesn't accepted.Seems that lenovo use some other mechanism for SED.Perhaps I should use "Hard drive password" in bios instead of hdparm utility.Can anybody help me to remove SED SSD password or do full SED SSD erase (with password)? I can't get to BIOS settings (I tried "enter to interrupt normal setup" or "F1" or "F12"),after I turn on laptop - it requires "hard drive password",so I can't choose another boot device if I have SSD connected. I found this instruction https://support.lenovo.com/ru/en/documents/ht036206#hdI tried to disconnect SSD, turn on laptop, press "enter" and "enter" again for the pause,then hot plug SSD, then press "F1" for BIOS settings, but in "password" section I don't see "hard drive password" parameter.  I found official lenovo utility "Drive Erase Utility for the Resetting the Cryptographic Key and the Erasing the Solid State Drive - ThinkPad"http://support.lenovo.com/ru/en/downloads/ds019026but it didn't work, after I boot in EFI shell I got this error:"ERROR: This utility works for Disk Encryption Drive or Solid State Drive only. Press Enter to restart." Please, help me.Thank you.

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I know, I know.... I'm a complete idiot, right, for not knowing this simple step? I forgot, HOW do you erase an external USB hard drive? I keep deleting programs off of it, one by one, by right clicking on a program and then selecting 'delete.' But there is one program that says Access Denied! That is why I keep thinking I am doing it wrong? HELP! Thanks! LOL !!!
 

A:How do you erase one of those external 32mb USB portable hard drive?

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I've heard from many people that having lots of files on a hard drive can cause an extreme slowdown even though they have been deleted. Is this true that files are permanently written to a hard drive? I don't think it is true but I could be wrong.
 

A:Solved: Do files permanently erase from hard drive?

They are not permanently written to the hard drive, they are however not completely erased from the drive when you delete a file but the reference to the file in the file system is removed; thats why files can be recover sometimes. But these files will get overwritten by the operating system when that space is required for a new file. On a mechanical hard drive this causes absolutely zero performance impact. On an SSD those files can cause slow downs but most SSD's use Garbage Collection or TRIM to fix that and that happens automatically as well so in reality the end user should not see any performance drop on a modern SSD either.

Having many files, non-deleted, on a hard drive isn't something that slows computers down either although a huge amount of people seem to think it does. There are some cases where it might, such a a virus scan but in general its a misconception as long as you have a decent amount of free space still left on the drive, say several gigabytes.

If files were permanently written to the hard drive or SSD then people would run out of room, Windows, various programs, and internet browsing create hundreds if not thousands of temporary files and if they were permanent that people wouldn't have room left on their drives. Also, the delete option wouldn't exist either as what point would it really serve?
 

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How do I permanently erase deleted files from empty hard drive space on Windows XP, without buying software? Can this be done through command prompt?

A:How do you permanently erase empty hard drive space on XP

go to start, run, type cmd and press enter. Type
format c: /U
and press enter and all the info will be erased.

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Hi, I am usig windows vista SP2 … I just repaired my 250 gb western digital external hard drive from an I/O device error using CHKDSK /F/X. At the end of doing this, there were a question that I don’t remember at this time that cames to my screen … and to finish with this process my answer was No. My external hard drive was repaired but I want to recover the data that I lost doing this things. How may I recover all my lost data? Please help me … I am desesperate.
 

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XP Pro
emachine 540

Read about http://www.dban.org but no blank CD...any recommendation by USB stick?

As per the title, any help would be great.

Thank you
 

A:Solved: How to erase the hard drive and restore to factory settings?

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I have a Windows 7 Professional PC that I built myself.  The original motherboard was an ASUS with built-in RAID (JMicron) controller.  In that configuration, I had 2 WD Raptor 10,000 RPM drives striped under the hardware RAID controller.
That motherboard eventually died and I have decided to use the drives as individual drives for backup purposes.  However, when I boot into Windows 7 on the new board, windows "sees" the drives, but keeps telling me that I have to format them
in order to use them.  When I attempt a format (either quick or full), it always fails.
I am assuming that there is some RAID metadata on both drives that Windows 7 is unable to remove in order to format them for regular use.  I cannot use the RAID controller on the new MOBO because it is a different brand controller.
Is there a command based utility in Windows 7 OR a 3rd party utility that will enable me to erase this RAID metadata from both drives so that they are not expensive door stops?  I have searched the web and have come up dry.  Geek Squad says that
they can wipe the drives @ $20/each, but I don't know if they understand the problem.
Any suggestions or help would be greatly appreciated as these drives cost me over $250 each.  Thanks,
 
MIACLOCKMAN

Please NOTE: I have tried every option in the Disk Management module (i.e., delete virtual drive, delete partition, etc with no success)

A:Utility to erase/wipe RAID metadata from Hard Drive?

See http://support.wdc.com/product/download.asp?groupid=611&sid=3&lang=en .

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I seem to have an error on my laptop and need to delete everything from my hard drive including the windows xp.
I can then reload my genuine copy of windows and be sure that the laptop is in good working order before the new buyer get his or her hands on it.

Any help would be appreciated, im not a complete dummy with pc's but would need simple instructions in what i have to do to get the result i am after.

A:help needed to erase hard drive and everything on it including current windows xp

You could use Killdisk (http://killdisk.com/) to erace the hard drive. You can also delete and reformat the partitions on the drive during the reinstall of XP.

From the partitions section of the Windows Install (Where it asks you to pick a partition) delete all the partitions and then create a new one and format it.

Hope it helps
BMR777

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we tried to reinstall windows xp from the disk that came with our dell dimension e520 and now it won't boot all the way. i briefly see the blue screen of death (which had never happened before) and then it says floppy diskette error hit f1 or f2. i've tried running diagnostics. I don't have the system recovery disk. we've moved twice since we got it and I have EVERYTHING else. arg. there was nothing wrong with the computer before. we just wanted a factory restore. AND she comes into town today. help! thanks!
 

A:help! tried to erase hard drive to give computer away to mother and now won't work!

While the PC is booting repeatedly tap F8 to bring up some boot options. Hit F8 again and select 'Disable Automatic Restart On System Failure'. Now when you get the blue screen it will stay up and you can take note of the error code given on there to help diagnose the issue. Can you boot in safe mode? Did the format complete before the PC was restarted? Have you tried booting from th CD again and re-trying the xp install?
 

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I have a problem. I started my computer and just checked my email and turned it off later. I did not open anything or install anything or download anything. Now windows won't start. When I try I get the menu about starting normally or in safe mode etc. no matter what I do it says c:/windows/system32/c_437.nls is damaged or corrupt so I need to repair it. When I try to repair it after booting up from my cd it says it can not copy the file c_437.nls
If there is anyway to fix this please let me know or if re-installing windows xp is the only way will that erase all my programs and files on my hard drive? please let me know and thx for the help in advance.
 

A:Windows wont start please help with prblm or will re-installin xp erase my hard drive

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I recently got a Hard Drive that was on a Network Module, it wont let me access the data (to format). Device manager says its a disk drive. So far i've tried to make it my master drive, and going through my bios to get to some sort of menu, but nothing loads. I don't really know what else to do. Does anyone know what I can do to get this to work as an external HD?
-Thanks, Formorker.
 

A:Network Module Hard drive

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Hi,

Is there a way to boot up from a floppy drive, a bootup disk to erase the Hard Drive?

So I can Clean Install XP.

Thank you.

A:Boot Disc to Command Prompt to Format and Erase Infected Hard Drive

Well...how do you plan to install XP...from recovery disks, from MS XP CD, from recovery partition, etc.? How do you plan to accomplish the install?

Deleting the preexisting partition or formatting same...should be a part of the clean install option provided by most means of installing XP.

Essentially, there's no need to "erase" the hard drive by other means.

Louis

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I didn't download the system info because I am now contacting you on a mac computer. I can contact you on the laptop if necessary. I want to erase my personal info from my hp laptop so I can sell it. I don't want to wipe the hard drive because I don't want to have to reinstall the operating system. Can someone tell me if this is possible and how to do it. Thanks in advance for any help you can give me. running windows vista os.
 

A:erase personal data from laptop without completely wiping hard drive. want to sell h

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Hi, I have put a 20gig hard drive in my 2nd hard drive module that fits in the media bay part of my Latitude 610. However, it doesn't recognise the drive. It recognizes the other drive I had in which is only 12 gig, but for some reason not this one. Prior to putting it in the drive module it was the primary drive in my older Latitude and it had no problem. What do I have to do to get it to recognize the 20 gig. I use xp and the bios is A16. The 20gig drive is dated 02 so it isn't that old. My 12 gig is 98!! Anyway, any help on this would be well appreciated. If anyone is familiar with Dell, is there a cable that can connect the hard drive to the Latitude externally? i.e. usb or even parallel.
 

A:Solved: My Dell 2nd hard drive module

Since it was the PRIMARY in its previous life, and now is a secondary....did you reset its jumper to the Secondary position?
 

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I just got a 2nd HD Module . I installed a Samsung MP0603H 60 gig. HD. I assume that the jumper should be set to slave. When I installed it after updating the BIOS, it is recognized by Windows XP. It says adding new hardware and Samsung HD found. It appears in Device Manager listing but not in My Computer. I need to know where do I go from here . I think I am going to like the additional HD, but can't seem to get it to work. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks
 

A:Dell Inspiron 8200 2nd Hard Drive-Module

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Hi,

I borrowed a laptop from someone about a year ago, and the time has come to give it back. Could someone give me advice on wiping the PC of all documents/history etc before I hand it over. I've grown over time to not trust the person who's laptop it is, so want to make sure there is no trace of anything when I give it back to him. Unfortunately wiping the hard drive and starting again isn't an option. The operating system is windows XP.

Thanks in advance

A:[SOLVED] Erase PC Memory

Quote:




Unfortunately wiping the hard drive and starting again isn't an option.




Why isn't wiping the drive an option?
First go to Start/Run and type control userpasswords and create a new account for this person with admin rights. Then Right click My Computer/Properties/User Profiles/Settings. Delete the User profile that you were using .this will delete all My Documents, My Music, My Pictures etc under your user profile name. Leaving only the new account you created for the user.

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First, sorry if I'm a little slow with some of this as I'm moderate with my computer knowledge.

Earlier today I had 517 gb of memory available in the C drive. I restarted my computer earlier today and once it restarted I saw I was down to 1.84 gb. I ran crap cleaner already and did a quick scan with malwarebytes but no answers.

I also noticed a new file listed named c:\END. When you open this with notepad it says "conduitok"

There also seems to be ads and a new toolbar listed in IE. Any ideas how to find out what the heck is going on here?

Thanks!

A:Hard Drive Memory disappearing and c:\END appearing in c drive

jffl29,

welcome to the forums. The c:\End you can right click and delete. I would run Malwarebytes (free edition) and adwcleaner.

Also look here

Remove toolbars in IE

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now im a computer tec and i know that memory cards and hdd are sold as "base 10" like 1gb=1000mb to them instead of 1024mb but im revisiting this question because i was looking into this for some time now and there are some people claiming thats its possible to use more then actual memory on these devices. now i saw a thread a while back, cant find it now though but these people say that its possible with some mods to get more memory out of your device. now from what i remember this apparently does not go without risk. They say if you push it too far you could damage your Drive/ card.
I believe this is possible because on Compact Disk and dvd's some drives have a "overburn" feature. This overburn has a ability to burn a little past the standard limit at your own risk. one more thisn i remember is that this was mainly done in the linux OS. anyone know anything on the subject?

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now im a computer tec and i know that memory cards and hdd are sold as "base 10" like 1gb=1000mb to them instead of 1024mb but im revisiting this question because i was looking into this for some time now and there are some people claiming thats its possible to use more then actual memory on these devices. now i saw a thread a while back, cant find it now though but these people say that its possible with some mods to get more memory out of your device. now from what i remember this apparently does not go without risk. They say if you push it too far you could damage your Drive/ card.
I believe this is possible because on Compact Disk and dvd's some drives have a "overburn" feature. This overburn has a ability to burn a little past the standard limit at your own risk. one more thisn i remember is that this was mainly done in the linux OS. anyone know anything on the subject?

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I would like to install a new motherboard, CPU and memory in my current computer using my current hard drives and current Windows XP.

My question is, can I install the above items in my current case and just hook up my current hard drives and have my current configuration of Windows XP boot? Or will Windows XP not allow a boot up?

OR, if is install the MB, CPU and memory, will I have to reinstall XP?

Thanks for advice,
GM
 

A:New MB, CPU, Memory and Old Hard drive

I believe that if you were just changing your cpu and ram, you would be OK to keep you're current copy of windows, however I have always had to do a new windows install when I have got a new mobo.
 

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I partition & formatted my hard drive, when I check to see memory on my computer icon, most of the memory is gone, how do I retrieve the memory back?
 

A:memory gone from hard drive

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Well I got all my info backed up finally thanks to you guys here, and now I have a new hard drive to install. At the store I also bought my self a new stick of memory. And my question is should I install the mem or the hd first, the same time or does it matter?

Thanks!!

Jessica
Win 98 2nd
600 Mhz Proc
192 ramm
 

A:Hard Drive VS Memory

I see no problem with doing them both at the same time

 

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Hey, this is my first post so please bear with me.......
My hard drive memory is really low. I regularly clear my temp files which improves matters a little but not conclusively. I really cant understand why it is so low as i use an alternative drive for storing all large files such as music and photos, and do not play games so have no large programs installed. its showing 9% free but it should be over 50% i think.
I would be very grateful for some help here. Many thanks

A:low hard drive memory

Welcome
Three things to do to find the cause
Update your anti virus, then run a full scan
Download, update and make a full scan with malwarebytes

If Negative

Take memtest
Guide to using Memtest86+ - Geeks to Go Forums

If memory is ok test with clean boot
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...n-startup.html
same for Vista

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I'm just wondering why my hard drive memory increased from installing a game (Fate)?
It went from 44 gb to 44.4 gb, is there a reason to this?
 

A:my hard drive memory went up

Which one went up, the free space or the used space?
 

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I am running windows xp on a hp pavillion desk top
A friend is sending me another hard drive and some more memory.
Can I connect two hard drives or should I just keep the other as a spare.
Is memory the same as ram( a stick that I can just put into the slot)
I am not new at computers but I am not knowledgeable about this
 

A:Hard drive\memory

You can connect the hard disk together and you find a standard cable has a spare plug too. There is a small jumper to connect two pins together for you to select

(1) Master
(2) Slave
(3) Cable select

Some manufacturer has another setting for a master working alone. There should be small diagrams on the disk showing the three positions of the jumper.

Best way is put both hard drives on cable select. The one goes to the end plug is alway the master and the one to the middle plug is automatically a slave. With one drive only alway plug to the end of cable.

Ram is a solid state memory (no moving part) while hard disk is like a record player with moving parts. Both give storage but the latter is for large volume of data that does not disappear when you switch off the machine.
 

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what is the difference in ecc and non ecc memory sticks and does it make a difference which one you can use in a dell optiplex 200. also does it make a difference if it is 40ns or 45ns? currently i have just 256mb and want to upgrage to 512mb. so i guess i need to know what is the correct sticks to buy that work with my dell. the stick in it now is 40ns.
 

A:memory module

Most desktop don't use ECC (Error Correction Code) Memory. However, this is a link to Dell with what they have available for sale for an Optiplex GX 200 if that's what you have. It is ECC memory. I looked at crucial.com, usually a good site to do a memory search and they didn't have anything listed, but suggested you might need "proprietary" memory.

Optiplex GX200
 

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My owners manual for Dell 2400 series desktop calls for a PC2700(333-MHz)DDR SDRAM (non-ECC) Memory Module

Will a Kingston 512MB PC2700DDR (KVR333/512R, KVR33350/512R) Memory Module be OK?

I'm confused can some one help?
 

A:Memory Module

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Dear Sirs,
I recently put together a system that consists of:

Motherboard - Soyo K7VTA VIA KT133 chipset 200 FSB
CPU - AMD Athlon Thunderbird 900 Mhz
Memory - 1 Micron 256 MB, PC133
Hard Drive - IBM 40 GB ATA 66 7200 RPM
OS - Windows 2000 SP 2
Video - Gigabyte Geoforce2 MX400 64MB

This system has been running fine and without incident until I recently purchased an addition memory module. The memory module is identified on the chips as, Siemens HYB39S256400T-8(B). It was advertised as 512 MB Unregistered, PC133. I installed the memory into the next available DIMM socket (3 onboard). When I rebooted the computer several things happened.

1.) The PC booted through BIOS where the memory was tested and recognized (786,432 total memory) them memory and began to load Windows and then suddenly rebooted. This occured over and over.
2.) After booting into BIOS setup (Memory was recognized in BIOS) I exited and when the machine rebooted I received a STOP error.
STOP error = The ACPI BIOS in this system is not fully compliant with the ACPI specification. 0x000000A5, 0X00000011, 0X00000007, 0XEB8680C0, 0X0100000C

I then removed the new memory module and the machine booted normally.

Can you please offer me some suggestions.

Thank You,
Kelly Rudnick
[email protected]
 

A:Memory Module from .........

What happens if you put just the new module in? Any problems (could be a bad module)? If not:
Do you know if the new memory is ECC or non-ECC? What about the original memory?
Also, do you know if the original memory is also unregistered/unbuffered as opposed to registered/buffered?
If they are of different types, they may not play well together.
 

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Hi Tech Guy,
Can you email me web URL's to buy a 1 GB Memory Module for a Dell OptiPlex GX270 with a Processor x86 Family 15 Model 2 Stepping 9 Genuiielntel ~2992 Mhz so I can upgrade my PC & OS ASAP
 

A:Where can i buy a 1GB Memory Module for my PC?

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I have this laptop thats a bit old, I know it has a Pentium3 and 128mb ram. What I am trying to find out is the size,module of the ram? like if its PC100? or PC133? are there any programs out there that do this trick? thanks
 

A:memory module?

Make and model of the laptop would be useful. You can also go on sites like Kingston ,use their configurator and you will find exactly the memory you need.
 

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By looking at a stick of memory how can you tell how much RAM it is please?

TIA
 

A:memory module

There should be a sticker on the module giving the specifications.
 

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I have an NEC memory module with the following markings on each of the two chips:4318160-70 and 9451AU600. the back of the board has the markings: P7460 and P10-04B74600.

Can someone please advise me as to the capacity of the module and whether or not it is parity.
 

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Hi, i was just checking out a site that sells memory upgrades... http://www.comptick.com/cq-m266-1gb.html

I noticed that theyre selling 1 GB laptop memory for hp (it doesnt mention two 512mb sticks).
Im using a compaq m2000 laptop, is it possible to just buy a single 1GB memory stick to place into one slot or would i have to buy 2 x512mb? how many bytes can each slot hold?

thankz
 

A:1GB memory module?

The max ram for that model laptop is 1GB so the safest most reliable way to go would be to purchase 2x 512MB. read this page from 4allmemory.com
Good website for memory, I use it all the time.
 

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partition? I know the partition i install windows is erased but the other partitions?

A:If i install Win(xp) on a new PC will it erase all from Hard or just C

It is far better to use a virtual freeware like XP Mode, Virtual Box, VMWare or VMPlayer to run XP at this late date.

But if necessary use these steps to Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP

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A friend of mine has a Maxtor 120gb hard drive that has beem formated and reformateded and also partitioned. The problem is this-- He recently had a new computer built and took this drive out and had it installed in his new box BUT the drive now will only seem to format to 40gb. No matter what he does it will not go back to 120 gb. Any ideas what is going on? He sure doesn't want buy another new H/D.
Bruce
 

A:Solved: Hard drive memory

What are the specs of the new system?
 

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Hi

I am running 32 bit vista and have a hard drive memory of 69.1 GB.

I kept getting messages to say computer very low on memory. I uninstalled all programmes except those installed as factory settings, virus scanner and microsoft office. I also did disk cleanup numerous times to no avail. I couldn't understand what was taking up so much memory.

I removed all photos which freed up about 6GB so was pleased with this. However,.....only a few days later I have only 996MB left and I haven't installed anything else. The only thing was a vista update which it said was important, but surely this would not take up so much space

Please help as I don't know what is taking up space and what to do

A:Help my hard drive memory disappears

Welcome
I do not think that you mean hard drive memory. Memory has nothing to do with the hard drive. The rest of your post is worded as though you have lost space on your hard drive, space that is unaccounted for. If I am correct this is what you do
First
Make a full anti virus scan
Then download and make a full scan with malwarebytes.
If these steps do not produce any meaningful results
Download win dir stat which will allow you to see exactly what is on your hard drive.
WinDirStat - Windows Directory Statistics
Usually when questions like this come up, it is discovered that Shadow copies are taking up room, ie the system restore points. If you want to free the space taken by system restore, turn off system restore, then boot, then turn on system restore, then make a system restore point. You do not want to remove all the points as they are there in case of emergency.
System Restore

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Forgive me if I've posted this in the wrong forum. Hopefully if I did a moderator will move it to the right place.

I've got a Dell Inspiron running Windows 7. I just opened a my computer window and noticed that I have almost no space left on my C drive. I've got 1.8 GB free of 58.5 GB, down from 2.5 GB left just a few weeks ago. I have no clue how I've chewed up that much hard drive space.

This is my work computer and I don't use it for anything other than internet access and word processing. I run Chrome, and Word Perfect for word processing. The only data intensive folder I have is My Pictures, and it's got about 12.4 GB.

At the same time, it shows I've got 396 GB free of 397 GB on my D drive (local disk). So here are my questions:

1. Does anyone have any idea why I'm losing so much space on my C drive? I don't have a lot of stuff loaded on this computer and certainly my Word Perfect documents aren't gobbling up that much space.

2. Can I move folders into the D drive to start using space there?

A:Hard drive memory is disappearing

Have you recently run a disk cleanup tool? There is one built into Windows. Type "Disk Cleanup" into the start button search box.

Windows gradually gets larger to some extent through updates. But mine is under 30 GB and always has been.

How much space do you have allotted to System Restore. That can be reduced to save space if needed.

Do you use hibernation? If not, you can turn it off and save gigabytes equal to the amount of RAM you have.

Are C and D on the same hard drive? If so, you can in effect take space from D and give it to C.

You can also save files to D directly, but that probably would involve some manipulation of your "user" folders.

How large is your C:\users folder?

If possible, post a screen shot of Windows Disk Management.

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i have been having lots of problems with my hard drive C and D drives .it tells me my hard drives are full even after i have defraged it ! can anyone help me?
 

A:fales hard drive memory

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I just installed WINXP PRO on my fujitsu lifebook c4230 laptop, and I'd like to add or upgrade more memory on it because it's still running slow. i installed xp from a clean slate and deleted WIN98 permanantly. As I was searching thru google for memory. I found something called "Memory" and another called "Hard Drive" What should I buy to get more memory on my laptop so windowsXP can perform flawlessly and open my programs in a snap! Below is a few information specs I got from the system information.

Total Physical Memory: 64.00 MB
Available Physical Memory: 9.75 MB
Total Virtual Memory: 2.00 GB
Available Virtual Memory: 1.96 GB

What's the difference between physical and virtual memory? and what's the difference netween memory and hard drive?
 

A:Laptop Memory/Hard Drive Help

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