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Hi, can someone pleae help me in formating my desk top. it is showing very slow performance. so i want to perform. what are the precautions that i should take before formating. what are there requirements for formating a system. Pleae help. regards Latha

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Before you format the drive,
\015\012Are you using Norton if so dump it, but make sure that it is totally uninstalled by going into search and typing in Norton (Delete any remaining files showing Norton that come up)
\015\012Unplug the internet connectoion first
\015\012Then run Disc Cleanup then Defragmenter.
\015\012Go to Programs ,Accessories, System tools etc
\015\012Restore the internet
\015\012Go to www.filehippo.com and download Avast Anti Virus and Spy Bot , install updates and run them both.
\015\012If your machine is not running a lot quicker then go to www.belarc.com and download their Advisor program run that and it will give you a profile of your pc telling you what Ram is installed
\015\012For a reasonable performance under XP you need 2GB Vista take around 4GB
\015\012For a online check co to www.crucial.com and run their memory checker , it will tell you what memory is fitted and what upgrades are available
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