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I want to erase my hard drive permanently


Danageddon

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Hello

I have a msi u130 netbook and i want to erase the hard drive. Only thing is there is no built in CD/DVD drive so i cannot load a system disc after i wipe clean. I'm also thinking i won't be able to reboot using factory installed information due to wiping the hard drive.

Can anyone please advise me how to go about adding the system/windows7, will i be able to download from a website for free? How would i go about adding the re boot information to netbook?

Thanks in advance for advice.

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Zak

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Not sure why you want to erase hard drive. Without external cd/dvd drive, no chance to reinstall Win 7 and programs. Also appears you do not have the Win7 installation CD. You will also need to make sure you have note of your Win 7 serial number and a backup of your documents, emails etc.

I suggest you restore the notebook to factory settings. You will of course lose all your documents unless you have them backed up. You will need a USB memory stick for that or in the cloud with Google,MS outlook Drop box to name a few.

MSI Wind Notebook Factory Restore

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Chronos the 2nd

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You can use a USB flash drive to install windows 7. Here's how, Win 7 USB.

Or

Win 7 USB 2.

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Fruit Bat /\0/\

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If your passing the laptop on then:

Reset to factory conditions

Download and install CCleaner Use the wipe Free Space tool on 3 pass

Any data on the drive other than the operating system will be impossible to retrieve.

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Nontek

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External USB DVD ROMs are quite cheap these days.

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wee eddie

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Many of the Erasure Programs have the option of leaving the OS untouched, while overwriting everything else

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john bunyan

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CCleaner (free) has a thorough drive wipe facility.

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