First let me welcome you to BC pattyboy
. Not to split hairs but there is a difference between formatting and wiping a drive. If you want to format and are using XP, Xp will format your drive when you start the installation. If you want to wipe a drive you will need software like Active@KillDisk
or Digital Dolly
(My favorite). It will copy 0 to the hard drive making it unrecoverable. Both program are freeware. KillDisk is a limited program while DD is a full feature utility with several more feature.
I hope this helped and good luck.
Edited by acklan, 17 December 2005 - 01:57 AM.