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« on: February 10, 2004, 02:16:46 AM »

Ok I need to know what i need to do to delete my harddrive.... because my pc contracted a virus and i cant get startup to work... i tried to insert windows xp but it started up and then froze at that screen

so now im ready to open this computer up and delete the memory off the harddrive.. how do i do this
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« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2004, 09:06:10 AM »

Hi,

Did you try to re-install XP? Maybe your boot sector is corrupt and it can not read or write to it! maybe not!

If you are ready to loose everything in the PC, get to a friend and hook up your harddrive as a slave drive (set jumpers to slave), format the drive. Re-install XP.

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« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2004, 02:23:43 PM »

Hi,

Boot off your WinXP cd and during setup you will have the option to remove the existing partition and then recreate it, which will wipe the drive, and then setup will format the newly created partition and proceed to install Windows.
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« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2004, 09:46:52 PM »

how do you do that formatting thing, and is there nothing i can do to remove my memory myself, ie. take something off my motherboard and put it back on???
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