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Discussion in 'Windows - General discussion' started by smiths137, Jan 17, 2011.

  1. smiths137

    smiths137 Member

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    need to zero hard drive so i can reload windows cant login forgot password so have to blow it out and start fresh
     
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    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    boot from xp cd, do the f8 agreement, press esc to not repair windows, delete the partition, create the partition then either do full format or quick format. once that is done, xp will continue to install til it is finished.
     
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    it will not give that choice any othe options
     
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    linux bootable img, try gparted live, if you need to delete a partition.
     
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    is there a cd i can download to zero the hard drive
     
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    hiron boot disk
     
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    Say Hey!!
    If all you did was forget the password use "Ophcrack" That's a freeware utility to recover passwords. If you still want to zero the HDD use "Dban" to do so. A Google search will find both.
     
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    fixed it thanks all for the help
     
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    how did you fix it so that others can learn?
     

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