This isnt dell related but my gateway desktop is a good 6-7 yrs old and its starting to get pretty slow and crashes a lot. I ran norton anitvirus, avast, spysweeper and a registry cleaner and they all say my pc is clean but whenever I run scandisk in thorough mode it finds errors and I run defragment but it doesnt make the pc any smoother running. So I want to know how do I go about, is it rebooting? I want to wipe the entire harddrive clear and use the os disks and any other disks that I recieved when I bought it to reload and start fresh as if I just bought it new. How should I go about saving files that I would like to keep? I know that your supposed to wipe out the harddrive every 10 months or so to keep everything running smoothly but never knew how. Any help wold be extremely appreciated. Thank you very much.
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12/10/05 at 11:48pm