Question by  friendsmellycat1 (27)

How do you wipe a computer's hard drive?

I want to reformat.


Answer by  fiddlefaddle (883)

If you are formatting a secondary hard drive, you can do this in the OS. Otherwise you will have to do it at boot-up. Make sure your OS disk is inserted. Depending on your motherboard you will have to press a button to boot to CD, in most cases it is the F8 button.


Answer by  hearts (104)

Using softwares like cc-cleaner , wise disk cleaner , etc you can wipe out unwanted space of computers hard drive .


Answer by  Amber40 (24961)

If it's a secondary drive then it is easy. Just used the factory formatting tool or download a third party program and set it to reformat the drive.


Answer by  Jonah14 (640)

You need to have a bootable CD/DVD which you can use to start up your computer. Afterwards, you can use MS/DOS or other similar solutions in order to format your hard drive.


Answer by  oscar56 (79)

If its an additional hard drive the best thing to do is with software. Search for hdd wipe and you will get plenty of softwares to wipe your HDD. Or go to the webpage of the make of your HDD

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