Question about Dell Inspiron™ E1505 PC Notebook
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?
Posted on Jun 26, 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.
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Posted on Jun 11, 2008
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.
Posted on Jun 11, 2008
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