Home Forums Tech Helproom How to format + set up laptop booting from DOS CD Tech Helproom | Windows Help | Apple Help | Digital Home & Smartphones Help | Consumer Rights Advice | Games | Speakers Corner | Beta Testing Forum Rules | Contact Forum Editor | Report a Post How to format + set up laptop booting from DOS CD George546564453 02:05 15 Oct 2018 Locked Hello, I have a Windows 10 laptop and I want to wipe all data, format the hard drive and remove any partitions then install Linux. It doesn't work at all but I can boot up on an MS-DOS 6.22 CD. How do I go about the wiping/formatting/remove partitions? It doesn't see the hard drive. Nothing is physically damaged. Thanks a lot, George alanrwood 10:28 15 Oct 2018 Use Fdisk which is the MS-Dos program for those functions. Just be careful when using it. Fruit Bat /\0/\ 18:34 15 Oct 2018 It doesn't see the hard drive. because its probably a gpt drive not mbr and DOS can't see it. you will need to boot from a windows 10 DVD or USB and use diskpart/ clean to remove all partitions and data from the drive click here or use a gparted linux disk to wipe the drive click here George546564453 07:36 23 Oct 2018 Thanks! Mission accomplished. This thread is now locked and can not be replied to.