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I need help wiping my computer completely

by bigboy7foru1 / March 13, 2008 11:40 AM PDT

I have pretty good computer skills but not so much on the technical side... I need elp wiping my xp and everything on it and then uploading a new xp operation system

I know theres a way to delete everything on command prompt but i forgot how.

If anyone can help me that would be great

also i think my computer has a virus too

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Not Sure
by bigboy7foru1 / March 13, 2008 12:03 PM PDT
In reply to: Just a link

im not sure what all that is... im not trying to run a dual OS... if you can maybe explain it a little that would be nice

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by dhrwfan / March 13, 2008 4:31 PM PDT
In reply to: Not Sure

Go here and download this and make a CD or floppy and boot and select low level format.

Then reinstall operating system on a clean brand new {LIKE} hard drive since this Maxtor utility will give you a pass or fail on you hard drive condition when it is finished writing the drive to zeros.

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pass or fail
by bigboy7foru1 / March 14, 2008 1:58 AM PDT
In reply to: Easy

what happens if it fails

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If it fails.
by YankeesNYwins / March 14, 2008 6:29 AM PDT
In reply to: pass or fail

If it fails that means something is not right with the hard drive and it probably needs replaced.

They get cheaper by the minute. Found best source.

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by bigboy7foru1 / March 14, 2008 2:50 PM PDT
In reply to: If it fails.

thank you

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Just offer a little bit more details,all right?
by panther_stalking / March 13, 2008 7:47 PM PDT

Do you have an installation CD of Windows XP? If you do,things will be much easier. First,set the boot sequence under BIOS,put CD-ROM priority first,save and exit. Second,insert your installation CD into your CD/DVD-ROM. Third,once you're under DOS environment,you can choose to delete all the local partitions on your hard drive(s). That way,your system is totally "wiped".

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Yes I do
by bigboy7foru1 / March 14, 2008 1:56 AM PDT

I have the OS for XP on a cd already... and all the programs i want too

thanks for your help

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