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How To Format Hard Drive On Old PC

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Will_5600, Sep 24, 2006.

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  1. Will_5600

    Will_5600 Thread Starter

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    Hey Guys


    i have an old computer that has windows xp professional on it and i would like to format the hard drive so nothing can be recoverd because we are going to though the computer out i think...... the system specs are

    XP Pro
    192MB Ram
    6GB HDD
    400MHZ Pentium 2

    Told ya it was old didnt i :p

    coz i finally got my own computer to use thats why i need to format this one so i can though it out so can you guys tell me how????????????????
     
  2. Kitch

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    If you're going to throw it out, take the hard drive out & apply a large hammer to it . . .;)

    If, on the other hand, you're giving it away/donating it, dban should do the job .....http://dban.sourceforge.net/
     
  3. Will_5600

    Will_5600 Thread Starter

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    Ok good idear then i wont have to bother setting it up again then starting it up downloading file and wiping hdd
     
  4. Kitch

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    You never know, someone might be thankful to receive that 'oldie'.
     
  5. Will_5600

    Will_5600 Thread Starter

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    hmm would spraying the computer with water destory it good? :p
     
  6. Will_5600

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    not sure if im botherd to take the hdd out and smash it with a hammer water might destory the whole computer which is what i want or maby the hammer *has a good think*
     
  7. Will_5600

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    What Do You Think People Hammer or a hose????????????????????????????????
     
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