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To reformat Hard Disc Drive you can use software from the hard disc manufacturer. For example Maxtor, Seagate, Toshiba, Hitachi or Western Digital. Usually your HDD will be made by one of those. It's downloadable free and can be burnt to a CD. Alternatively use a Windows installation CD. If you want to reformat all data will be lost so you'll need to reinstall Windows (or another Operating System) anyway.

Remember that you'll have to get the drivers for that particular model of laptop and install those too, that could be difficult to do unless you have the driver CD that came with the laptop.

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