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Thread: What to use to clear whole computer?

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    Anyone know how to clear the whole computer to where it would only load to the bios? Sorry if this is in the wrong place wasn't sure if it should go here or hardware please move it there if this is wrong.
    Last edited by imasoldier; 10-02-2005 at 05:15 PM.
    Systems Specs
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    O/S: Windows Xp Service Pack 2
    Processor: Intel Pentium 4
    Speed: 2.6 ghz
    Graphics: Nvidia Geforce 6800 128MB DDR SDRAM
    Ram: 1Gig of ram
    Comp Model: Hp Pavilion a250n
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    Gripper's Avatar Dexter's Apprentice.
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    Just reformat the drive should do it

    All spelling mistakes and grammatical errors in my post's are intentional.

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    peat moss's Avatar Software Farmer BT Rep: +15BT Rep +15BT Rep +15
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    Format your disk using your Xp cd disk .


    Heres a guide from one of our members .


    https://filesharingtalk.com/vb3/showthread.php?t=97309
    Last edited by peat moss; 10-02-2005 at 05:20 PM.

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    See I don't want to reformat I just want to delete everything I don't want any O/S on it just want the bios to load everytime I turn computer on.
    Systems Specs
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    O/S: Windows Xp Service Pack 2
    Processor: Intel Pentium 4
    Speed: 2.6 ghz
    Graphics: Nvidia Geforce 6800 128MB DDR SDRAM
    Ram: 1Gig of ram
    Comp Model: Hp Pavilion a250n
    -----------------------------------

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    Quote Originally Posted by imasoldier
    See I don't want to reformat I just want to delete everything I don't want any O/S on it just want the bios to load everytime I turn computer on.
    you need to format todo that

  6. Software & Hardware   -   #6
    Well can someone please just tell me how to clear the computer yes I know format but where? I just want to get rid of this o/s on this computer thats all I don't want to put any o/s on it just clear.
    Systems Specs
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    O/S: Windows Xp Service Pack 2
    Processor: Intel Pentium 4
    Speed: 2.6 ghz
    Graphics: Nvidia Geforce 6800 128MB DDR SDRAM
    Ram: 1Gig of ram
    Comp Model: Hp Pavilion a250n
    -----------------------------------

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    http://www.killdisk.com/

    Download it to floppy or CD. Pop it in.

    Erase...Everything.

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    Unplug the HDD. You're done!

    What do you want to do with a computer that has no OS?
    Last edited by Virtualbody1234; 10-03-2005 at 02:47 AM.

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    what do you mean load into bios? the bios isnt a os of any kind, if you want to get to bios just press del at the startup, without any bios you wont get anything except a request to insert a boot disk like the XP CD or a MS-DOS boot disk

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    BIOS (basic input/output system) is the program a personal computer's microprocessor uses to get the computer system started after you turn it on. It also manages data flow between the computer's operating system and attached devices such as the hard disk, video adapter, keyboard, mouse, and printer. *You CANNOT run the bios as an operating system, since it can only run and configure the computer. It's extremely limited to this only.

    To reformat is to completely delete a partition full of data (such as, reformatting the C drive). You can also perform a "wipe" instead which is more powerful than a reformat. It deletes the partition full of data, then writes 0s into it, preventing data recovery in most cases.

    What is your goal here? I'm guessing you want to reinstall the operating system, due to a problem? I suggest a reformat, and reinstallation of windows...both can be done from the Windows installation cd.

    Are you going to sell the computer? Get a copy of Kill Disk (http://www.killdisk.com/
    ) and "wipe" the hardrive. That way, your customer can't recovery your personal information.
    Last edited by Wolfmight; 10-03-2005 at 03:50 PM.

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