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How to wipe the hard drive.

Well I need to hard drive without using windows. What do I press it right when you boot up the computer. For example F8 is the safe mode. I have the recovery disk I just need the keys to wipe the hard drive.
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Re: How to wipe the hard drive.

Recovery Disks will format the hdd and reinstall Windows. Put the first disk in and restart your machine.You will come to a screen with a prompt to hit any key to boot from cd/dvd.Tap your spacebar.


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Re: How to wipe the hard drive.

Hi mesobored123,


I'm not sure if this is exactly what you are looking for, but here is an HP Support document about cleanning the hard drive for recycling. Maybe it has what you need?


Let us know how it goes. HP employee just trying to help where I can, but not speaking on behalf of HP.
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