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cleaning the harddrive
HoDog14 Apr-07-02 11:02 AM
how can I completly wipe out everything on my hard drive and start over again with practicly a new computer without Windows or any other information on it?

1. RE: cleaning the harddrive
DJ Net2Infinity Apr-07-02 11:50 AM
In response to message 0
Read http://duxcw.com/digest/Howto/software/windows/upgrade/proced.htm

That should set you off in the right direction.


2. RE: cleaning the harddrive
Twinhead Apr-11-02 02:47 PM
In response to message 0
LAST EDITED ON Apr-11-02 AT 03:42 PM (EST)
 
You can do it with a utility LLFORMAT.EXE or do it manually with the DiskEditor from Norton Utilities.
(Both should be found on the Internet)
NEVER USE THE LOW-LEVEL FORMAT UTILITY FOUND IN SOME OLDER BIOSES!
These can actually damage an IDE drive!
This is beceause they do it on a hardware level.
Programs can only do it on software level. (Less agressive)
The program used for the operation should be on a bootable Disk.
I have also written generic drivers for CD-Rom and Mice to regain access to a CD-Rom drive and a mouse when reinstalling Woindows 98.
(Normally the windows 98 disc is bootable by itself, but older systems cannot boot from CD-Roms.)
If you want me to sent you the files, simply sent me an e-mail.
My address: victorl1@wxs.nl

3. RE: cleaning the harddrive
DJ Net2Infinity Apr-11-02 06:21 PM
In response to message 2
Any normal windows 98 boot disk will provide the driver for your cd rom and also your mouse when the GUI of the installation starts. If you need a bootdisk and don't have one visit www.bootdisk.com.

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