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Its not simple process
1.enter bios menu using del or f2 key
2.change your 1st boot device into cd drive
3.insert windows xp disk and restart
4.follow instructions fro cd

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Not sure what O/S you plan to use but if you are using window XP, it should have utility to format your hard disk from the CD.
Try below site... you might find useful information
http://etech.maiila.com/

Posted on Oct 10, 2008

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