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My cousin gave me his laptop to see if I could fix it.

For some reason Windows said that it was pirated, even though it wasn't. I'm sitting here with the key he bought.

So Windows was playing up and kept on changing the background black. Plus all his files are a mess, he has tonnes of unused programs and his HD is stuffed full of ****.

So I was going to re-install Windows. I put Windows XP disc in and boot up. I press EF12 to get to the boot menu. It didn't list CD so I went into the BIOS and made it number two. So I re-boot and try F12 again. Nothing. It moved itself back.

Basically there is no way I can boot from the CD. I tried Hyrins inside Windows but it wont let me nuke the HD because Windows is running.

Does anyone know how I can reset Windows of nuke the HD?

Cheers guys.
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http://www.dban.org/

This is the BEST utility for nuking HDs , it's based on the Linux Kernel, and does what it says on the tin, boot and nuke.

EDIT: You can boot it off a USB by using this. http://www.pendrivelinux.com/univers...easy-as-1-2-3/
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