LANDCRUISER 15:44 28 Feb 2008

Hello help,i have just done a reformat on xp home edition & it seem that it still holding on my old setting before reformating,how can i delete the old settings,i would like to wipe the lot & start afresh,there is loads of things goinging off that should not,i need a simple software to load & wipe the lot,i have tryed to sort it but as i take one step forward i take two backwards,any help would be great as im pulling my hair out

  Technotiger 15:49 28 Feb 2008

XP can not reformat itself. To wipe the drive clean you will need to remove the drive, attach it either as a Slave or External drive (in a USB enclosure), to another PC, and then format it NTFS.

If I am wrong, I am sure someone will soon come on and say so!

  LANDCRUISER 15:58 28 Feb 2008

hi technotiger,i have reformated it in the past,i put the mesh disc in & reformat & during the procedure you can delete the old set up but for some reason it hanging on to old settings,what is a usb enclosure you refer to

  Technotiger 16:07 28 Feb 2008

There are many different makes/sizes, but this will give you the general idea .. click here

  Technotiger 16:15 28 Feb 2008

I may be wrong, but I think you mean you have re-installed XP, not re-formated.

  LANDCRUISER 16:17 28 Feb 2008

hi,thanks for the link but ive never needed this in the past,has xp now change or what,is there a kill disc software to wipe the hard drive ?

  Technotiger 16:18 28 Feb 2008

If you want to wipe-the-lot, then that means re-formatting the Drive.

  Technotiger 16:19 28 Feb 2008

There is software, (Google is your friend) but I think any decent software will probably need paying for.

  brundle 16:21 28 Feb 2008

DBAN click here

  LANDCRUISER 16:21 28 Feb 2008

so when you re-install i take it you do not wipe the disc then & the only way to wipe the lot is by re-formating

  Technotiger 16:22 28 Feb 2008

A very comprehensive - How to - (courtesy of Google)

click here

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