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Want to wipe hard drive on dell dimension 8250

Don't have the recovery cd

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My laptop had a sudden power failure after installation of another battery and now it boots up sometimes them freezes! then with restart it will even go online for a few minutes and freeze again. What to do now? I have reinstalled windows xp and still freezes.... it is an Omni notebook 6000

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You don't need a recovery cd (or any other cd) to wipe the hard drive. Boot to a command prompt and type "format c:"

Reinstalling your operating system is the only time you need a recovery cd. If you have no way to reinstall your operating system, don't wipe the hard drive.

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Sounds like the machine got stuck in the middle of a installation of windows. Best thing to do is to reinstall windows and let the cd format the hard drive, if it can't format the hard drive then the hard drive is bad and would need to be replaced.

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