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Erase all memory

I recently got an emachine 400i3 second hand and would like to somehow wipe out all the previous owners info and start clean on the harddrive. How do I do that. I don't have any manuals or discs.

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If you ment that you want a totally clean hard drive and use your own windows, etc (only if you do own a windows/linux, or some OS cd), then just boot off the windows cd, it will offer you to format the whole drive before installing. Format means it will delete everything for you off the disk, so it will be clean of anything of the previous owner. If you still want to do it yourself or whatever, you need to boot the computer into "command shell", that is available from almost all windows cd-s if you boot off the cd, and push F8 non stop, you get a sort of menu, where you can choose: command line.
Once in command line just type
format c:
and hit enter,. It will ask you if you are sure and will also wipe everything off the disk.

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There may be a restore partition on the harddrive (you'll have to determine if there is), if so you can use the data on that partition to restore the PC to it's original configuration. Otherwise an Operating System disk would be the best way to format the harddrive and do a clean install.

Posted on Feb 12, 2009

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