Ask questions. Help others.
The HP Community is here for you.
Post new question
Question
Reply
 
Note on archived topics.
This topic has been archived. Information and links in this thread may no longer be available or relevant.
If you have a question create a new topic by clicking here, or click on "Post new question" above and select the appropriate board.
Honor Student
Posts: 2
Member Since: ‎09-19-2009
Message 1 of 3 (4,228 Views)

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.
0 Kudos
Provost
Posts: 37,357
Member Since: ‎11-12-2008
Message 2 of 3 (4,218 Views)

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.

 

**Click Accept as Solution on a Reply that solves your issue to help others**
******Clicking the Thumbs-Up button is a way to say -Thanks!.******
Professor
Posts: 2,158
Member Since: ‎11-17-2008
Message 3 of 3 (4,184 Views)

Re: How to wipe the hard drive.

[ Edited ]

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.

...an HP employee just trying to help where I can, but not speaking on behalf of HP.
† The opinions expressed above are the personal opinions of the authors, not of HP. By using this site, you accept the Terms of Use and Rules of Participation