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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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Easy
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.


http://www.majorgeeks.com/Maxtor_Powermax_d1386.html

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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 here..my best source.

www.Newegg.com

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thanks
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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