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DETAILS: Hard Drive Installation or Reload.

 

Your hard drive has crashed you may need a data recovery service. Backing Data is another issue and must be addressed first!

I take your computer to my bench, hooking up to high speed internet to download drivers and updates.
A complete system reload is indicated after catastrophic loss of data due to hard drive failure, deliberate or accidental erasing (format), or when you are just so sick of your computer running poorly and you have tried everything else to get it running well again.
When the complete system reload is finished, your computer will run you original Windows Program or an upgrade if you choose that option (Upgrade from Earlier Windows versions cost about $100.00 for fully legal Windows CD or recovery USB media, sticker and activation). 
Your internet service will be re-installed and configured if required, and you office productivity software will be reloaded. I am happy to install any software included with your computer. (for example Microsoft Office, or othe rbundled spftware not included on recovery partition). 

I can also configuring printers, scanners and other devices for extra cost. I do not install or support illeagal bootlegged software.

If your old files and data was not backed up but the user data on the hard drive is still valid and readable, I can save it to a CD(s) for you, but there will be an extra charge based on am horly charge for search, transfer and copying, but all of the data that is readable will be placed back on your hard drive when the reload is completed..

These are the steps I typically take: I will be happy to teach you to do the same thing.

WINDOWS:

Start the computer and download or update and run antivirus software to look for viruses and worms. 
Clean and or delete infected files if possible.

Examine the drive contents and note the location of personal folders, documents,  pictures, email and email settings, internet favorites, music files and other personal data.

Make a copy of your data on a separate hard drive.

After the reload is successfully completed, you data will be erased from my equipment.If not present, a network Interface Card (NIC) is installed in the computer for high speed connection to the internet after Windows or other Operating System is installed all important updates and antivirus downlaods, and also for file transfer on my LAN. 
You may purchase this card for about 20 dollars if you desire, or I will remove it.After your files are backed up, the system is then subjected to a low-level format which destroys all existing file directory structures on the computer. 

When the hard drive is low-level formatted, the process creates a file system and directory structure where the Operating System, Program files, and data are stored.

The system  is restarted and the BIOS  (Basic Input and Output System) is set so the computer will read from the CD Rom drive so that Windows can be installed.

Next, the Windows or CD is placed in the CD ROM Drive. NOTE: A VALID AND LEGAL COPY OF WINDOWS IS REQUIRED. The computer is started and the CD boot disk provide options for the Windows installation. The Windows operating system files are copied to the hard drive and Windows is installed.

New Hard Drive:

When a new hard drive is purchased, it is typically faster, bigger and healthier than the old drive in the computer. Therefore it should be configured as the primary drive, the BOOTING drive C:\.

Often a new hard drive should be attached as the sole, primary drive on the system, and the Windows operating system should be installed onto the drive. The old drive can often be connected using an external US adapter.

After all drivers and devices are installed and working, the second, former primary drive is reattached and primary SLAVE and My Documents, etc are copied for the old drive to the new drive.

After all old data is on the new drive, and confirmation saved data is made, the old dive is typically formatted and used for secondary backup of the new primary drive.

Thomas A. Roll
Computer Training and Service
716.393.1071
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