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Old 01-18-2005, 10:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I just bought a 120 GB Hardrive and I'm wondering if this will work. I have a computer with many viruses and the only hope for the computer is to install a new hardrive. The hardrive currently in the computer also has lots of bad sectors. I would like toburn my personal files to a DVD and then I will take out the old hardrive and put in the new one. Then after I have put in the new hardrive I will install Windows Xp Pro SP2. Will that work? I have a feeling this isn't the correct way of doing this.
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Old 01-18-2005, 10:27 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Viruses can be easily eliminated by formatting the drive and reinstalling Windows, buying a new hard drive seems a bit exccesive...

You can take out your old hard drive, install the new one and install Windows no problem, although I wouldn't suggest moving any of your files to your new drive from your DVDs until you scan them all, as chances are some of them are infected.
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its not the viruses that is forcing me to do this. it's the amount of bad sectors on the hard drive i have
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Old 01-18-2005, 10:34 PM   #4 (permalink)
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a lot of time bad sector can be fixed with a low level format
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really.... well, i'll do a format of the drive then thanks
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