Totally deleting an hard drive

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Old 09-20-04, 12:21 PM
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Totally deleting an hard drive

How can I go about totally deleting the hard drive in my desktop? Yes I am sure I want to get rid of everything. I would like to go from win 2000 pro back to win 98 se
 
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Old 09-20-04, 12:40 PM
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You could boot the computer with a Windows 98 boot diskette, enter FDISK at the a:> prompt, and delete the partition(s). Exit and restart, using the Windows 98 SE installation disk to create and format the hard drive. You could use the Windows 98 boot disk to create and format the hard drive as an option. Then proceed with the installation of the operating system from the CD.

There is nothing quite like the instability of Windows 98.

Hope this helps.
 
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Old 09-20-04, 12:44 PM
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And does overwriting the current windows 2000 pro with the win 2000 pro disk erase all the content in the computer?
 
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Old 09-20-04, 01:59 PM
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It will, if you perform a complete installation with formatting of the disk. A fresh, complete installation will overwrite everything on the disk. An in-place installation rewrites only the Windows area, leaving everything else intact.
 
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