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#671005 - 27th Feb 2012 8:55pm Toshiba notebook wiping
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Hi what's the quickest way to wipe it clean I don't Want to keep anything on it jus want it empty like new thanks
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#671006 - 27th Feb 2012 8:59pm Re: Toshiba notebook wiping [Re: mikroc]
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Format the HDD with the Windows disc that came with it.

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#671008 - 27th Feb 2012 9:02pm Re: Toshiba notebook wiping [Re: mikroc]
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#671013 - 27th Feb 2012 9:10pm Re: Toshiba notebook wiping [Re: mikroc]
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How did Windows get installed in the first place?

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#671014 - 27th Feb 2012 9:11pm Re: Toshiba notebook wiping [Re: mikroc]
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Easy enough:

reboot it
hammer f8 till the menu list comes up
choose safe mode with command prompt
select windows installation (1)
type format c: /y
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#671017 - 27th Feb 2012 9:15pm Re: Toshiba notebook wiping [Re: mikroc]
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Create a recovery disc, See this link.

http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/HTD7C02140000R01.htm

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#671018 - 27th Feb 2012 9:21pm Re: Toshiba notebook wiping [Re: mikroc]
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Typing format c: at the command prompt will do it every time, first PC mistake I ever made 18 years ago.

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#671021 - 27th Feb 2012 9:46pm Re: Toshiba notebook wiping [Re: mikroc]
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Do you want it wiping or wiping so that nothing can ever be recovered from what is now on it.

I use KillDisk, just download the program, burn a disc (or copy to USB pen), boot from it and follow the prompts, formatted, wiped, and they're not pulling anything back.

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#671025 - 27th Feb 2012 9:54pm Re: Toshiba notebook wiping [Re: mikroc]
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