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Need to Wipe Hard Drive Disk?

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July 11, 2008 9:49:10 AM

I just upgraded a number of parts on my computer: RAM, Motherboard, Processor, GPU, ect. Everytime I try to start up my computer it goes pass the BIOS screen and then fails to boot and restarts at the VISTA loading bar screen. Is this because i need to wipe my HDD and if so how do I get past this with out loosing all of my information on it?

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July 11, 2008 10:38:47 AM

Boot off your installation disk and select repair (If Vista instillation has that) or do a fresh install of Vista.
July 11, 2008 7:11:56 PM

I already tried to repair and it didn't work. Is there any way to do this without deleting everything on my hard drive?
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July 11, 2008 7:18:36 PM

Does it boot in safe mode?
July 11, 2008 7:26:05 PM

no it won't it also restarts at the VISTA loading bar screen.
July 11, 2008 7:33:40 PM

Turn off computer. Switch off PSU. Unplug PSU
Get MB manual out.
Clear BIOS at CMOS jumper.
July 11, 2008 7:37:39 PM

Zman. You're best served to do a re-installation of the Vista, especially if you can't even get into Safe Mode. Vista is trying to load chipset, video, etc., drivers for a chipset, video, etc. that are no longer there. If you want the best end-result do a fresh'll be done before you know it.
July 11, 2008 7:43:15 PM

Maybe you could remove you HD and plug it into a Host PC to recover your files before a re-installation if every thing else fails.
July 11, 2008 7:44:18 PM

Ok but I can't seem to find the BIOS jumper on my P5E3 Deluxe Motherboard, I checked my manual also.
July 11, 2008 7:56:22 PM

Page 2-22 of your manual. Or download one if you dont have it
September 25, 2008 8:45:17 AM


If you want to boost up your system performance by wiping hard drive then you should make backup of your data in logical hard drive. Then wipe the primary disk drive using stellar drive wipe software.