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09-21-2009 01:38 PM
09-21-2009 06:14 PM
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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09-22-2009 02:28 PM - last edited on 02-20-2017 01:53 PM by OscarFuentes
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.