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silkzipp
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Registered: ‎11-22-2011
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Does bringing laptop back to factory state reformat the harddrive?

Does returning my R60 to factory state using the Rescue and Recovery console (I have the discs as well),  not only reinstall my O/S, but also reformat the harddrive?  With my desktop computer, it is necessary to delete all files off my  hard drive before reinstalling windows to ensure that hidden viruses are removed.  I had, in the past just restalled windows without deleting the files/reformatting just to have the problems to quickly return. 

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Re: Does bringing laptop back to factory state reformat the harddrive?

Hi,

 

then install the computer from CD/DVD.

 

This procedure will wipe the whole hdd to a clean medium.

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silkzipp
What's DOS?
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Re: Does bringing laptop back to factory state reformat the harddrive?

You mean, using the discs that Lenovo sent me instead of Recue and Recovery?  There is one disc labeled "Rescue and Recovery" and 5 that are labeled "Product Recovery".?

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