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Old 01-18-2004, 02:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I NEED TO TOTALLY CLEAR MY HARDDRIVE AND REINSTALL XP PRO BUT I CAN'T FIND OUT HOW TO DO IT. PLEASE HELP ME. THANKS, DONNA
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Old 01-18-2004, 03:17 PM   #2 (permalink)
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This guide will help you out.

http://www.freewebs.com/computer-gui...disks.htm#2kxp

Note: Formatting is 'clearing' the hard drive.
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Old 04-08-2004, 02:00 PM   #3 (permalink)
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friend, u can format your harddrive by inserting the xp cd in cd-rom.after booting from cd-rom.it will give u option to format. then choose that and clean ur HD.if it not so send me message, i will give u another idea.
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There are also DOS based Hard Drive wiping tools that actually write zeros to al the sectors. Formatting the drive does not assusre that data cannot re recovered from it afterward.
Killdisk is one of these DOS utilities.
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Old 05-22-2004, 07:24 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Heres a good link for many Hard Drive utilities along with General Hardware toolsOC Tools
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Just boot off a windows start up disk, go to the dos prompt, and simply enter:
format <drive letter>:
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