How to format while on setup?

By MightyKing
Jul 26, 2007
  1. Hi, i have a new pc, and i need to get rid of whatever is on my hard drive.

    I need to do this without accessing my user account, this is because I'm using VISTA, and i cant activate it since its activated on another computer, so it logs me out; therefore i cant access my account.

    So im wondering if theres a way to get rid of everything on my hard drive without accessing my user account?

    Thank you all Pro's
  2. Ididmyc600

    Ididmyc600 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,415

    What exactly do you want to get rid of. ?

    Download a Windows 98 SE boot disk and use the FDISK option to remove the partition, poof everything gone, (unless you run one of those recovery programs.

  3. MightyKing

    MightyKing TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Ok, I managed to get rid of EVERYTHING in the hard drive.

    Now, when i turn on the pc with a O/S disk inside, it will install it right?
  4. nickc

    nickc TechSpot Paladin Posts: 923   +11

    yes it should.
  5. MightyKing

    MightyKing TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Ok thank you all.

    This is it for this thread.
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