Absolutely untrue. The Windows disk on a New Installation will format the partition. This guy is having a hell of a time doing it with 1 disk when the instructions are right on the screen in front of him, asking him to obtain, burn, and successfully use another utility is asking too much. Plus my point about not knowing whether he'll even be able to boot off the CD once his HD is wiped. The only reason to have a specialized utility is if you had sensitive information on the drive and were selling the computer, and the only reason that would be better is because you could potentially do a several pass writing of 1s and 0s.