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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The best way to destroy a hard drive is to magnetically degauss it first. If a hard drive is passed through a very strong magnetic field, the data on it will be permanently destroyed. The platters that spin the drive sho... More »

To replace an internal hard drive, open up your computer or laptop, remove the old hard drive and replace it with the new one. You can also install the relevant operating software on the new hard drive. More »

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