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Old 11-25-2006, 06:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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i posted a topic previously about how there are some files burried in my system which i cannot find or delete.

so i thought of one way in which to get rid of these: formatting the hard drive. but i wanted to ask you guys one question: is it possible to delete everything apart from the OS files on the hard drive in some way? (including regkeys etc of programs?). this would greatly reduce the time i have to spend on re-installing programs etc.

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Old 11-25-2006, 09:51 PM   #2 (permalink)
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how do you know the files exist? did you performa file search on your system? did you enable the option to search hidden & system files & folders?

rather than trying to find which files & regkeys to delete, its easier to format the drive and install a new OS. There are applications that track changes made during an install

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Old 11-28-2006, 05:28 PM   #3 (permalink)
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thanks man, that program helped A LOT. couldn't have fixed it without it
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