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I don't plan on using this partition so I'm wondering if it's okay to wipe that clean as well (if I can get access) using something like DBan? If so can it cause problems with my microsoft license using the reinstall disk? Thanks.
I was looking on how to get rid of one... and some sources say that you may have to do a flash of the motherboard, then a low level wipe of the hard drive, but wait until one of the main guys/gals gives you more info...
Thanks man, if you have a boot sector virus wouldn't booting from the install disk and then doing the wipe take of it? Just go into your BIOS and configure CD ROM to be first in line to boot. I'm not an expert or anything either, but that's the advice I was given. Take Care.
Thanks Louis, if I can find it I will. But can viruses/malware jump the partition and hide out in the recovery drive? The RK I have seems sophisticated so just go through the reinstall while leaving the recovery drive would be a waste of time if this were probable. Any ideas? Thanks.