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Erase your hard drive by performing a clean installation of Windows and formatting all partitions. Set your optical drive as the primary boot device in BIOS, and initiate the setup process by restarting your computer. Se... More »

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To erase data from a hard drive, right-click on the files you wish to remove, and select the Delete option. To remove the files permanently, click on the files, and press Delete while holding down Shift. Alternatively, f... More »

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To wipe a hard drive is to completely delete all data on it. Wiping a hard drive is irreversible, requires using special software and is operating system independent. More »

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Use the Disk Management tool in the Administrative Tools applet to reformat a hard drive on any Windows PC running Windows 2000 or later. First, back up your files. Then, open a Run window, open Administrative Tools, ope... More »

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To format a hard drive, insert your Windows 7 installation disc, and set your optical drive as the primary boot option in the BIOS settings. Initiate the setup procedure, and format the drive that contains the previous W... More »

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To wipe a hard drive clean, use a third-party destruction program such as Darik's Boot And Nuke, or DBAN. An alternative software for the same purpose is Active@ KillDisk. Back up any important data that may be on the ha... More »

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The method of removing a hard drive may differ depending on the device. If you are removing the hard drive from an HP computer, you must open the case, disconnect all cables, remove the cage and finally the drive. More »

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