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The first issue was losing signal to my monitor while gaming (Dragon Age Inquisition) but the system stays on which occurred a few times. Go play a game or something, and then when it crashes, you can go back and see if any of the temps were high or not. Thanks again. Is that referring to something else?

jamesalbrab7Oct 8, 2013, 4:22 PM when you install windows 7, you can choose to format the ssd, choose quick format instead of low level format. Also after reading this thread I think liquidlen has a good idea about removing the sound card. MarkWJun 12, 2015, 12:16 AM No. One note, though, on the "Backup and Restore" page, it says the Backup size is only 852.84 MB.

and I have a choice as to how far back I want to go. I called and they said there isn't anything I need to do special and there was no downloadable tool kit available. Facebook Google+ Twitter YouTube Subscribe to TechSpot RSS Get our weekly newsletter Search TechSpot Trending Hardware The Web Culture Mobile Gaming Apple Microsoft Google Reviews Graphics Laptops Smartphones CPUs Storage Cases If the issue should reoccur I will post back here, thanks for the help from everyone.

XP has issues depending upon how extensive the change is .But there are relatively easy work arounds. Possibly this problem is caused by another driver on your system that cannot be identified at this time. pro having problems with my ssd, will not format or erase no matter what someone help !!! solved should I format my d drive after a restore should i format C after a virus hit D?

Cannot Reformat Corrupt External HD How do I install windows 7 when "files are missing or corrupt"? Jack JohnsonJun 26, 2013, 3:27 PM Spiritos said: Go into configurations - system & security - make a backup from this computer.You should do this either manually or from there you Full Review Tesoro Zone Balance Gaming Chair Reviewed by WilliamGayde Introduction A proper gaming chair won't make your computer run faster or directly make you a better gamer, but once http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/should-i-just-reformat-my-hardddrive.17160/ Anyways, during the installation phase of the repair process I got prompted to locate a file A3.dll for my sound card.

Ask ! I do reformat every six months, but I keep the stuff I want to keep on a separate drive. But I don't think that's necessary, especially if your system is just a couple years old. This review is gonna be pretty bad.

I place my backups on a USB HDD for all machines in my LAN. https://icrontic.com/discussion/52619/solved-advice-needed-please-should-i-just-reformat I'm on the thing all day every day, installing and testing all kinds of software. That's why the writing of all 0's over the whole drive gets all of the old data. Post back whether this helped or not.

Thanks for your time and consideration. 11 answers Last reply Jun 26, 2013 Best Answer Jun 26, 2013 More about format recovery spooky2thJun 26, 2013, 2:28 PM If there's no data solved Cant secure erase ssd solved Secure Erase and optimize SSD Tom's Hardware Around the World Tom's Hardware Around the World Denmark Norway Finland Russia France Turkey Germany UK Italy USA If it's new you more than likely won't see a problem because it's kind of like a camera, the shutter is good for whatever billionth cycle. Beatrice (13 items) One more thing, have you tried restore points or do you even have those created?

Subscribe Search This Thread « Previous12Next » Start a New Thread post #1 of 14 11/24/09 at 9:04pm Thread Starter greydor Knows the Song of Time Joined: Jul Advanced Search Overclock.net›Forums›Graphics Cards›AMD/ATI›Should I just reformat? a big honking laptop) as my primary PC.It's a powerhouse, stocked with a Core i7 processor, 8GB of RAM, a Blu-ray drive, and loads of other goodies. I'm familiar with monitoring temps but the crashes I experience, or the loss of signal to the monitor, are only corrected by rebooting and there is no point after the crash

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AAAgangnamgirlSep 27, 2012, 3:46 PM Quick format will do how to reformat hard drive iQuantumPhysicsOct 4, 2013, 9:45 AM I have an additional question regarding this: If I have an SSD

However, the installation process would not continue. Just wanted to say that I've played a few sessions and recorded but (thankfully?) there have been no crashes. But like I said the only time you have to worry is when you are selling the drive or dicarding it. All of my important stuff (game saves, music, documents, etc.) are on another hard drive.

Nvidia geforce 9800GT Dell inspiron 546. Dereck47Mar 2, 2012, 3:46 AM itakey said: So Secure Erase is required, not just a Quick Format? At the moment I have two separate 4... Aug 11, 2005 How do I back up program or files before reformat my computer?

Thanks. PLGhost187Jun 7, 2015, 11:36 PM I've downloaded that program you linked scout but I'm not quite sure what to do with it. You can just install Windows and point it to your previous Windows partition when it asks you where you want to install it to. It says "The disk your backups are being saved on doesn't have enough free space." It has 6.25 GB, and that's never been an issue before.

SpiritosJun 26, 2013, 4:51 PM Honestly I have no idea as I have never used the windows feature. Tried, unfortunately, it found the trojan vundo and when it removed it, it instantly came back. It wipes it clean and restores it to fresh-out-of-the-box condition.Secure Erase your drive and then let Windows format it automatically during the installation process. I place my backups on a USB HDD for all machines in my LAN.

Nov 23, 2004 #2 fretman TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 19 Liquidlen said: It would be good if you filled in your hardware and OS info in your profile .The guys Regards and good luck Howard :grinthumb Nov 23, 2004 #4 Liquidlen TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,094 Howard might be right,but what about remove the sound card > complete the install>find the Also read that I can use a secure erase utility which is the best.Would a Windows 7 install quick erase be enough, or should I be doing something else? 19 answers