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How do i wipe the HDD on my easynote

I have back-up files to restore factory settings and i need to wipe the HDD

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Restart your computer. In the first couple of seconds a black screen will appear where based on the maker it may give you an option such as Press F1 for startup options. anyway you want to pick one of these options and try to find 'boot options' and/or 'boot from recovery partition'.

if that doesn't work- click start>programs>your computer maker>look for anything that mentions 'recovery' and run the program.

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