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Using many ways.
1. IF you have an external cdrom, use a live linux cd or bootable windows cd (XP/VISTA etc) and boot from it. Then you can format your hard drive.

2. OR use a usb stick to boot a disk wipe software like Darik's Boot and Nuke. For details, read this link:
http://www.softpedia.com/get/Security/Secure-cleaning/Darik-Boot-and-Nuke.shtml

3. Take out the hard drive from your laptop (google for instructions) and put it in a 2.5" usb enclosure (its not SSD, isn't it), connect to the usb port of another computer and format it.

WHen formatting, remember not to select the quick or fast/easy format.

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Acer Support > Aspire T180 > Specifications >

http://www.acersupport.com/acerpanam/desktop/0000/Acer/AspireT180/AspireT180sp2.shtml

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