Hard drive erase but OS stay!!!!

By Sickem
Apr 17, 2006
  1. Hello i am looking to tottaly erase the hardrive on a emachines computer of mine but i dont mean completely erase i want to be able to keep the operating system on it (windows XP home editionw/sp2) i dont have the reinstallation disk for the OS so i have no clue what to do. i need a program or something that will erase all data but keep the OS full functional -Like a system recovery-(which i never created back ups for) if any one cAN HELP PLZ DONT HEZITATE TO TO TYPE SOO.. Lol
  2. Spike

    Spike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,168

    not possible I'm afraid. The program you need is the very OS you're seeking to keep. Maybe you can get a copy from emachines?
  3. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

    nope - no can do. You need the system disk.
  4. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    If you have the Windows license sticker on the computer, then you are entitled to an OEM copy of Windows. Ask emachines or some other computer shop for the CD, borrow the thing from someone or, heck, download it off the internet.
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