02-25-2011 05:10 AM
Would it be possible? I was not given any disc however I do have a recovery drive. If so possible though, how would I go about doing this? There's something that is making my computer run 1/5th of what it's capable of. Laptop is only 5 months old and I do have a warranty, however I'd like to see if I can solve it myself before I send it in. I use this laptop to play online games such as world of warcraft. Went from being able to run it on ultra, to now being forced to run it on low, anything higher lags the laptop entirely.
02-25-2011 05:22 AM
02-25-2011 05:35 AM
02-25-2011 05:44 AM
Ran the game on a different laptop with lower specs and it did MUCH better. so it's definitely the laptop that's the issue. Just not sure what. Like i said I'd really like to reformat and give that a try before I send it in.
02-25-2011 05:58 AM
02-25-2011 06:07 AM
I've reformatted a computer before, but I had all the disc. I'd hate to go to reformat this laptop, and realize that I need the disc. Could you by chance list the steps for me to run a diagnostic, then reformat if neccessary? ((Without the disc as i wasn't given any.))
Also, is it possible that something INSIDE the laptop got damaged? Laptop was always lifted properly, always on table, but I would run 3x games at once on very high graphics back then, just to see what the laptop was capable and it seems after that the performance just got totaled. Ty.
02-25-2011 06:17 AM
02-25-2011 07:46 AM
You can learn to reformat a hard drive from this link.
02-25-2011 07:48 AM
If you want to reformat it yourself, there should be a button you can press at bootup to bring you into a recovery mode of some sort. I think that's how recovery partitions generally work. Google is your friend, but I'm not responsible if you mess up your machine.