As you may be aware, it is very easy to format your HD with the WinXP cd as you can simply boot from the cd and choose to reinstall the OS and it does everything for you. Right?
Well, I've read that there is evidence to suggest that it doesn't always completely clear your HD if you use the above method.
Its been a while since I properly formatted a HD. So could someone please explain how to properly and unconditionally format a HD so its ready to just pop the WinXP CD in.