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This article is for experienced users ONLY. Do not attempt the following if you are unfamiliar with the material. If in doubt, please contact the Help Desk at 874-HELP.

Reformatting a Computer

Reformatting should only be done by experienced users.

When you format a computer, all data (documents, files, etc.) is lost. Be sure to back up your important files.

When you would need to Reformat a Computer

  • Virus infection, botnet infection, etc.
  • Operating System corruption.
  • When your computer is several years old, and running significantly slower than usual.

What you need to format a computer

  • The Operating System Reinstall Disk (that came with your computer).
  • A working Recovery Partition.