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Owner of PC is deceased - parents want to get rid of PC but wipe everything. PC is password protected. They can't tell me what Windows OS was on it. Is there an easy way to reformat the HDD?
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yic01 I would suggest
use a boot disk from
bootdisk.com
then fdisk
and
format c:
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Pete Long earned 1200 total points
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full instruction on my website

http://www.petenetlive.com/Tech/techmain.htm
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Thank you.
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ThanQ
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