I have a ex company laptop which i do not know the admin password for and never will as it comes from a company we have taken over and all their IT staff have long gone. It has Win 2000 pro. I wish to format the hard drive and install a fresh copy of windows XP. However i cannot access the bios or command prompt to be able to reformat the hard drive - when it boots you can press F12 to select boot device or F8 to get into the options menu which contains safe mode, safe mode with networking, safe mode with command prompt, enable boot logging, enable vga mode, debugging mode. Can i format c from the safe mode command prompt? I think not - in which case how do i get to a stage where i can format the hard drive.
Sorry if above is vague i'm tired - please help - thanks AE