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Old 01-26-2004, 09:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default selling laptop, what is the best way to "empty" hd?

ok, im selling my laptop. it has winxp pro on it, and 2 partitions.

what is the best way to "empty" the hd, so the next guy has to install os again?
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Old 01-26-2004, 10:14 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I think this should help....


http://www.techist.com/showthread.php?threadid=9075
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Run FDISK from a bootable floppy. Then delete both partitions and create a new one.
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I think he handled that very nicely
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Old 01-26-2004, 10:43 PM   #5 (permalink)
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the problem is that i dont have disk drive on the pc.
but i do have my winxp cd, is there a option in there to format\low level`?
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if you have a CD Burner you can create a bootable CD
it will act as if it were a boot Floppy
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Old 01-27-2004, 09:04 AM   #7 (permalink)
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If u have a Win 98/SE CD, u can use that to boot into DOS. From there, (while still under the cd's directory) type: format c:

Replace C with the drive letter of which u wish to erase. This will completely erase the entire disk. If u do not have a Windows 98/SE CD, then u may have to create a bootable CD, or at least find one. Good luck.
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