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How to format a C drive on a NT 4.0 machine without admin rights?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by naimfan, Jan 9, 2003.

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  1. naimfan

    naimfan Thread Starter

    Jan 9, 2003
    Hi all.

    I may be about to leave my workplace on an amicable basis. Rather than trying to delete everything on my machine (Dell Optiplex GX1, 500 Mhz P3) I would like to simply format my C drive. I have been led to believe that data can be recovered if simply deleted but not if a drive is formatted--please correct me if I'm wrong--I know miracles can be done with recovering data. However, we are on an NT 4.0 network and everything is clamped down tight.

    The reason is that I don't want anyone to take any liberties with anything on the machine.

    I searched around here for a while and did not see a solution.

    All help appreciated--even if it is just to say it is impossible.

    Best Regards,

  2. Tushman

    Tushman Banned

    Nov 10, 2002
    naim, we can give you benefit of doubt and say you're a good guy but w/out knowing what your full intentions are, niether I or anyone here on the forum will likely help you do what you want. Let's just say that I won't help you do that on a company PC and also... w/out loggin in with Admin privileges, you're optioons are next to nil.
  3. bassetman

    bassetman Moderator (deceased) - Gone but never forgotten

    Jun 7, 2001
    Tushman I agree, if they are just trying to protect their personal info, they should say so.
  4. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

    Oct 19, 2002
    Take disk drive out, hit with hammer, all data erased. :D
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