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How do you clear the hdd?

My toshiba has a fatal error and will not boot up. I want to clear the
HDD so I can reload the software.

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If it is physical damage on the hdd it will not help to clear it, but if it isn't a physical damage i would recommend you using GParted Live CD to delete hdd partitions..

Download link: http://downloads.sourceforge.net/gparted/gparted-live-0.4.3-2.iso?use_mirror=ovh

You can try and download it, burn it to a cd and leave the cd in the computer and restart (You can use the program ImgBurn to burn it as a image):

How to burn downloaded it with ImgBurn:
1. Load ImgBurn.
2. Switch to 'Write' mode.
3. Insert Disc in Burner.
4. Select Image to burn.
5. Click 'Write' button.
6. Restart computer with cd in it..

You may have to the change the boot order in the BIOS setup if the cd doesn't start..

A guide to change the boot order: http://pcsupport.about.com/od/fixtheproblem/ss/bootorderchange.htm

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Download hard driver software test then reformatt the hard driver.
An Example is; Seagates, Seatools. May be found at Seagate.com 

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