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help with wiping clean a hard drive

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#1 cosmos600


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Posted 12 November 2014 - 03:09 PM


Please could someone help with how to wipe clean a fairly new hard drive. I am trying to mend a dell laptop inspiron 1545. I bought the hard drive and started to install and download all the bits needed for the laptop. everything was working well and then the system started playing up and I cannot use sliver light and other items on the laptop. So I thought I would wipe the HD and start again.


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#2 Kilroy


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Posted 12 November 2014 - 04:17 PM

Darik's Boot and Nuke, when you really want it gone.

#3 DJBPace07


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Posted 13 November 2014 - 07:48 AM

If you are wiping to reinstall Windows or another OS, the operating system installer could have an option to perform a "Clean" install, which formats the drive and installs the operating system.  This is just a basic format, nothing on the scale of Darik's Boot and Nuke.



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