January 14th, 2005, 10:50 PM
Have two computer that is four year old.Going to sell both, and build two more.What is the best way to erase the hard drive.The kids that i;am selling to are Little hacker.So need erase them clean.
January 15th, 2005, 01:33 AM
Are you selling them with the existing operating system on, or do you want to wipe the drive totally?
January 15th, 2005, 04:11 PM
I want to wipe it clean.Both have xp home.They are go to put 98se on them.
January 15th, 2005, 04:22 PM
Is the file system NTFS or FAT32? One way to check is to right click your main hard drive, select properties. The general tab should be open. Look for something that shows 'File system' and it will say it.
From there you need to do different things but at first they are the same.
A quick over_look_start can be looked at here: http://support.microsoft.com/default...;EN-US;q314052. Even though, I presume, you didn't have anything below XP the steps are seemly the same.
To create a start-up disk: http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/u...s/renken1.mspx
But before you do anythin' please answer my question so we can better help you!
Sorry for the blab before