But didn't create a CD from the DBAN image. The effect would be it would never boot.
Tell us EXACTLY how you created your DBAN CD or DVD.
I have a HP computer that came with VISTA preloaded.
I have had so many problems with it that I want to format the HD and load Vista again from scratch. Problem is Vista won't let me do that. It tells me that I don't have permission to run a format command at the command prompt level. I'm the administrator...I guess only God or Bill Gates can run a format command.
I have read on the forums here to get a program called DBAN and put it on a DVD and boot from that in order to format the HD. When I hit the "ESC" key on boot, I get the screen to change the boot order from the HD to the DVD drive, but it doesn't accept the change. I think I lock in "boot from DVD drive" but it goes on and boots from the HD anyway. No matter what I do, it doesn't change/save the change.
Does anyone have any ideas?
HP Pavilion dv6000 series
Vista Home Premium
100 gb HD
2 gb memory
AMD Turon dual processors