reformat hard drive
by padyboy - 3/12/12 8:27 PM
I have an ancient (discontinued) Dell Dimension 5150 Desktop computer, running Win XP Home Edition.
I believe the primary Hard drive is contaminated with a virus. I had previously removed this drive and installed it in a cage connected by usb 2.0 to my main computer. I got suspicious, even though it was functioning normally. Scans by NIS failed to find any virus.
Upon advice from other techs, I believe my safest option is to reinstall this HD in the old Dell and reformat it to remove any virae still present .
Can somebody direct me to a page where I can find detailed info on how to accomplish this? I have win XP driver disks obtained previously, before infection.
I realize I will lose any and all data residing on this drive. I must now learn how to reformat it using Win XP and then reinstall the OS.
Any input would be appreciated.
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