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Old 02-14-2005, 11:37 PM   #21 (permalink)
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A regular high-level format won't erase the data. It can easily be recovered.

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Old 02-15-2005, 08:58 AM   #22 (permalink)
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Originally posted by PHATCC
i tried using the WINDOWS disk but i still have files from my previous installation i want to completely erase EVERYTHING,just like having a brand new HD....what if u format NTFS to a FAT32 will that erase everything?..if so how do i do that?
it sound like you didn't hit Esc when the XP repair option come from you booting from cd. if you hit esc you will come to a screen to delete and create partitions.

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Old 07-24-2005, 03:49 AM   #23 (permalink)
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I recommend using KillDisk software to completely wipe your drive. KillDisk erases the whole HDD, it is impossble to recover any data after using it. You should then re-partition and re-format drive, so to use it from scratch. KillDisk also posses some highly secure erase algorithms such as Guttman's. Head to for more info and download.

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