If you do the normal clean install, it uses the already formatted c:-partition, but throws away all files on it (although there's a useful option to keep user data in stead of deleting them).
If you use DBAN first, the Windows XP setup must make a partition and format it. And it can't offer to keep your files.
The end result is the same. It's rather useless to use DBAN, in fact. But if you prefer nonetheless, go ahead.
My PC is a bit slow, and it's collected a lot of rubbish since the last time i formatted it, so i wanna format it today since I've got a lot of free time on my hands.
I wanted to format it, then i thought about Boot & Nuke... How hard is it to reinstall windows after running DBAN ? what are the procedures to get XP back on my machine?
Thanks, Dec G