Failsafe Posted July 6, 2004 Report Share Posted July 6, 2004 Hey guys, I'm going over to my Uncle's tonight to have a look at his computer and upgrade it to WinXP (he's using WinME right now). It's a Dell and is running like shit. Trouble is, they (he and my cousin) have so much crap running in the background that I'm surprised it can even function properly. He has just informed me that now IE will not open at all. They probably have adware/spyware running rampant as well...who knows. I want to wipe the HDD clean before or after the OS upgrade but I want to make sure I go about it right. Can someone quickly walk me through it. The only HDD wiping I've done is on older systems that weren't much of a worry. I'm also going to visit the 'Spyware HELL' thread and download some good tools for keeping adware at bay. Thanks! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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