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HI WOULD LIKE TO FORMAT MY HARD DRIVE ON MY TOSHIBA USED TO BE A WORK COMPUTER LINKED TO A DOMAIN WE HAVE NOW UGRADED PC'S

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  • darrylbaker Jan 19, 2009

    yes pls show me how to format hard drive so i can clear everything and the reload windoes xp so i can remove all corporate network data

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Okay
you want to format
the first thing before formating is:
right click my computer then properties then hardware and then devices
write down your
network driver
audio driver
and video driver
that way when the format is done if those drivers wer'nt detected they can easily be reinstalled
Are you asking how to format

Posted on Jan 19, 2009

  • DEKR
    DEKR Jan 19, 2009

    do you have a wincd or recovery cd

    and di you right down the audio

    video

    and network driver

    the other will automatically be picked back up

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