Backing up and deleting ALL files on a PC.

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by G5Unit, Nov 5, 2005.

  1. G5Unit macrumors 68020

    G5Unit

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    I am already backing up everything on my dad's laptop with Retrospect(Maxtor) but he also wants me to delete everything on his laptop afterwards. Any safe way to do this? Cause his whole business is on this thing. Also, the reason he is doing this is because he is bringing it in to get the screen fixed which for some reason has a greyish(like 25% opacity) 2 inch wide line going about right down the middle. Is there a way to fix this WOTHOUT having to bring it in?

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    G5Unit
     
  2. homerjward macrumors 68030

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    did it come with a restore cd/windows install cd? you should just be able to put it in and choose to format the drive...iirc.
     
  3. G5Unit thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Yeh but I don't have access to them right now.
     
  4. balamw Moderator

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    One extreme, but often easy thing you could do is remove the hard drive entirely. Many PC laptops have obvious drive bays. We do this regularly at work when we send a laptop in for repair.

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  5. G5Unit thread starter macrumors 68020

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    OK. I'll try that. Thanks.
     

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