Hi and thanks
I downloaded it and I've booted from it and I've even entered the active kill dist option but I don't know what to do from here!!! It says : " to erase all data press F10 " if it is this option shall I do it for all of my drives or only the one I want to install windows on?!
Can you tell me EXACTLY which one to use and how to use it and what to do basically
Don't zero write any drive on which you want the data, or it will be long gone with no way to save it, unless you are rolling in dough. First, if you are trying to load XP it is a good idea to unplug any other drives until XP is loaded, then you can plug them back in. So, to ensure you don't screw up, unplug any other drives but the target drive. Boot to UBCD an run active@ Kill Disk. Erase all data by pressing F10. You can let this run to write zeros to the whole drive or, if you want, you can abort it after 5 to 10min. and it will have only overwritten the first part of the drive with zeros. I believe that there are other options in Active@ KD, but it has been a while since I have used it. You don't need to worry about those options anyway.