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Want to erase drive

I'm going to be selling my 1505 in a few weeks, and want to completely erase any traces of files. How can I do this?

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  • crashnband Aug 30, 2008

    I have tried nearly everything to delete data off my hard drive but i must be doing something wrong..



    I have Windows Genuine Advantage Kit for Windows XP Professional version 2002 and also a Windows Floopy Boot Disk 95. My computer is a Compaq.



    Can you help me please

    Crash



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Posted on Jun 26, 2008

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Use Active Kill Disk utility. Download from:
http://www.download.com/Active-Kill-Disk-Hard-Drive-Eraser/3000-2092_4-10073508.html

Good luck!!!

Posted on Jun 11, 2008

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    Yuriy Beznos Jun 11, 2008

    Inappropriate means: The solution has nothing to do with the problem.

    I am just trying to help you with your problem for free in my own time. The information I gave you is a good solution to your problem. Even if you use a recovery disk, it would not remove all the traces of your information and with some utilities people would be able to recover that information. However, If you didn't like my info you could of just say "Helpful" or "Thanks for trying".

    I believe, I just waisted my time on you, but it was "Helpful"

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Follow these step by step instructions on how to reformat your windows XP hard drive! Step 1) Reboot your computer.

Step 2) You need to go into your BIOS to change the boot sequence. Make sure that CD ROM Drive is first. (The BIOS is found in setup)

Step 3) Now put your "Windows XP Recovery Console CD" into the CD ROM Drive. Reboot your computer again.

Step 4) Now when your computer is booting up look for a message similar to: "To boot from CD ROM Drive press any key" As soon as you see this message, press any key.
Step 5) As soon as the setup screen has appeard. You will want to press R to repare.

Step 6) Now you will want to type: C:\> format C:
Step 7) It will ask you if you are sure you wish to do this. Take note, that as soon as you type "Y" your entire computer will be cleared of EVERYTHING!

Step 8) This process may take several minutes. But as soon as it says 100% Complete the reformatation has been completed.
Step 9) Now, reboot your computer. And press any key when it says: "To boot from CD ROM Drive press any key"
Step 10) Alright, now we want to re-install our Windows XP. So hit enter at the the setup screen.

Step 11) Alright, now follow all the on screen instructions for installing windows XP. As soon as this is completed, you are done with the reformatation and your computer should be running as if it were new again.

Pls rate as Fixya! Thanks!!Keep me posted if you have questions or if you have a different operating system.

Posted on Jun 11, 2008

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    Edgar Allan Pagayona Jun 11, 2008

    Follow these step by step instructions on how to reformat your windows XP hard drive! Step 1) Reboot your computer.

    Step 2) You need to go into your BIOS to change the boot sequence. Make sure that CD ROM Drive is first. (The BIOS is found in setup)

    Step 3) Now put your "Windows XP Recovery Console CD" into the CD ROM Drive. Reboot your computer again.

    Step 4) Now
    when your computer is booting up look for a message similar to: "To
    boot from CD ROM Drive press any key" As soon as you see this message,
    press any key.
    Step 5) As soon as the setup screen has appeard. You will want to press R to repare.

    Step 6) Now you will want to type: C:\> format C:
    Step 7) It will ask you if you are sure you wish to do this. Take note, that as soon as you type "Y" your entire computer will be cleared of EVERYTHING!

    Step 8) This process may take several minutes. But as soon as it says 100% Complete the reformatation has been completed.
    Step 9) Now, reboot your computer. And press any key when it says: "To boot from CD ROM Drive press any key"
    Step 10) Alright, now we want to re-install our Windows XP. So hit enter at the the setup screen.

    Step 11) Alright,
    now follow all the on screen instructions for installing windows XP. As
    soon as this is completed, you are done with the reformatation and your
    computer should be running as if it were new again.

    Pls rate as Fixya! Thanks!!Keep me posted if you have questions or if you have a different operating system.

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If your Laptop is purchased with Recovery Disk, you can use that disk to restore the default setting of your laptop. It usually FORMAT your hardisk and erase all programs and files saved on your Hardisk. If Recovery Disk is not available then you can simply use your provided Windows Installer to format your Laptop and install a Fresh Windows on your Laptop, be sure to format the Whole Disk Drive to erase the files.

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