Formatting HD

Hey all,

I got nailed with a trojan on my laptop.  I have a new harddrive on there with very little on it atm, so I just want to whipe clean and start over.

I have:
-Lenovo t61
-XP Pro

I had another HD on this laptop that filled up, so i did the Lenovo windows backup disks.  I made the boot disk, and 7 system recover disks.  I then put in the new HD, and put on the original state that my laptop was shipped to me from the factory.  Then I used a use connection to move the files i needed from the old HD to the new one.

Now I just want to format this new drive using the same system recovery disks.  How do i do this?  When i just try to start it up with the startup cd loaded i just get a blue screen and nothing else.

Thanks all
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PUNKYCommented:
Try other installation disk such as XP installation CD see if it works properly?
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skywalker39Commented:
If you know the brand name of the hard drive, you can go to the manufacturers website and download a utility to wipe the drive for you.
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David-HowardCommented:
You can format the drive by slaving it to another system or you can download boot and nuke. This is not only a free format utility but when used to its fullest, it offers a very high degree of securely removing data from a hard drive.
http://www.dban.org/download
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