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how to do a clean up of hard disk?

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I ve been experiencing a helluva problems with my com and i suspect its because of my hard disk corrupted. Does anybody know how i can totally clean up my hard disk to its original state or any software that might do this?

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It depends on what you mean by it's "original state." Do you mean wipe the hard drive and start over, or repair Windows and/or Linux?

 

If you want to wipe the disk and start over, sure. Each hard drive company has a utility to do this for their respective drives. But, be careful. If you have a system that came with everything pre-loaded, or a Compaq/HP system, it's best to use the recovery disks, since there may be bios/system information written to the hard drive in a hidden partition.

 

The other question is, what are the symptoms that you are having, before you take such a drastic step, if this is what you want to do?

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I intend to wipeover and start again. Because i reinstall windows xp rather often and i just delete the partitions using the win xp install disc and i have heard that this causes fragments of windows files to be left over. Can u pls tell me where i can find the utility to wipe my hard disc? I'm using a Maxtor hard drive. I went to the maxtor web-site but couldn't find anything.

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