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Windows 7: How to restore hard drive completely?

03 Aug 2014   #1

Acer Windows 7 32bit
How to restore hard drive completely?

Hi, i need to know how I can completely reset my hard drive, as it always corrupts and fails causing nothing to work. Windows currently doesnot boot, I can only run safe mode with command prompt. So can I completely delete and restore my hard drive in safe mode? Also, if that isnt possible how can I factory restore my PC itself in safe mode?
Thank You very much in advance.

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03 Aug 2014   #2

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit

If this is an Acer, it most likely has a recovery partition on the hard drive that can be used to restore to "factory" condition.

Consult your manual. You'd use a program and series of menus provided by Acer. Should be in your list of programs or possibly in your control panel.

If you do this, it will WIPE OUT anything added to the PC since you bought it--your personal files, pictures, videos, mp3s, etc. And any new programs you have added since the purchase. You would have to back up all of that stuff or lose it forever.

Or---you could do a clean install, which you may prefer anyway. That would give you an ordinary Windows installation, not the installation that Acer put on the machine. To do this, you'd have to have the 25 character "Product Key" that should be found somewhere on the machine on a Certificate Of Authenticity sticker.

It's possible you have defective hardware, such as a failing hard drive. I'd probably check that out first. I'd download the drive manufacturer's diagnostic tool and run it. Get it from the manufacturer's web site.
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