Hard Drive not erased after reformatting

Discussion in 'Windows XP / Older OS' started by AA94, May 25, 2011.

  1. AA94

    AA94 MDL Novice

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    My computer is running windows vista. I formatted my computer but the hard drive still shows 150 GB of used space and the program files folder still has all my previous application programs. Why hasn't reformatting erased the hard drive?
     
  2. Myrrh

    Myrrh MDL Expert

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    what steps did you do when you "formatted my computer" ?
     
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  3. AA94

    AA94 MDL Novice

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    I ran the recovery disk that I made using the computer software for making a recovery disk.
     
  4. todo

    todo MDL Junior Member

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    Recovery disk it's recovery software in original state. Format your computer, but install again with original software. It's computer is like new, with Windows Vista of manufacture.