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Hard drive? SOLVED

How do I wipe a hard drive?
 
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That depends greatly on what operating system is already on it.
 

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Windows XP media center edition 2005
 

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Are you upgrading to 7 or something?

Easiest way is to put a Windows install disc in, boot from that, and use the format utility.
 

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Go to start and in the run command type CMD then type format ?:\ ?= drive letter. or go to my computer right click drive you want to format then click format.. other option you will need to boot to a disk like adsm 08 suggest...
 

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My operating system is jacked up. I can not load windows is there any way to do it without using windows?
 

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I would try a repair install from the disk. I would not other trying to format from the command prompt in Windows anyway. It seems to not like trying to format a mounted drive.
 

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I have no disk
 

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Well if you don't have a disk how were you planning on using the computer after you wipe the drive?
 

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Buddy of mine will get me one
 

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So get the disk first.
 

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You can get linux it is free
 

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Drives are cheap now. Just put a hammer through it and buy a new disk, save yourself a lot of trouble.
 

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Drives are not cheap at the moment and there's never a purpose to wasting anything pointlessly.

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Ok I found the recovery disk and recovered it to it's out of the box settings. I have been trying to download updates but this is the error i keep getting; Error number: 0x80244019

What can I do?
 

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