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To delete all documents from the hard drive to return the computer to the factory

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Good day. For you to be able to do this you may do it manually by deleting all your files or the best way is to have your windows to be reinstalled after you format your pc.This will make sure that your computer is in factory settings and clean from any unwanted files.. Hope this information help you..

Posted on May 29, 2011

Hello there.
It seem like you want to delete all data from HDD (and your OS too).
You can do it on this way.
You need OS cd. When your computer start turning on pre F2, F5 or Del to enter SETUP. Go to Boot tab, and make your CD drive to be prime bootable drive.
Restart PC, and when it says press any key to boot from CD, do it. Your OS setup will start up. Go to install a new OS, and then to format hard disk, format it, delete all partiticions and exit OS setup. That's it :)

I hope I was helpfull.

Steve TM

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If you just have one drive in your computer then format it with your OS cd if you have more than one then right click on each drives other than C drive and then click on format. after formatting each drive except C. Format your pc with your OS cd.

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