Quote: Originally Posted by dee91
wow thanks, will try. so to clarify,
the f10 option should completely wipe the hard drive, eliminating any chance of anything being there afterwards?
the formating and partition creating part,? where do i put these commands in? do i open a shell?
also if the f10 thing works is there any reason to do the formatting thing?
thanks that was quick!
Shift F10 at the language screen would drop you into a command prompt.
From there you enter the commands mentioned--diskpart, then list disk, etc.
It's the "clean" command that does the wiping.
The formatting is done by the "format fs=ntfs quick" command.