How To Format Internal Hard Drive in XP to Give Away

  Shikaree 20:06 12 Jun 13
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Hi Folks,

I have an old computer and would like to give it away. I need to Format the Hard Drive. I don't have the OS Disc. Can any one please HELP!!

Thanks

  john bunyan 20:27 12 Jun 13

If you have CCleaner, there is an option in Drive wiper to wipe the HD : CCleaner, Tools, Drive wiper

You could, if you wished, delete all your data, use drive wiper with 3 passes to overwrite free space, leaving the OS intact. Don't forget to delete eMail OS.

See

CCleaner

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 20:50 12 Jun 13

Make and model?

If no disk it probably has a restore partition

restore to factory condition will format the drive in the process after completion if your stil paranoid then download and install CCleaaner and carry out JBs suggestion as well

  Press Man 10:30 13 Jun 13

Shikaree,

Follow the instructions and this will clear everything back to just like a new HDD.

  Press Man 10:32 13 Jun 13
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