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July 27, 2010 1:53:36 PM

Hello, well the problem is, my computer will not start up saying something about a usb being plugged in, when I unplug all things using a usb port and the error still comes up and pc will not start. I have done some of my own thinking that wiping the hard drive will help me out, on a desktop, I have a windows 7 waiting to be installed on it. But the question at hand is, how do I wipe the hard drive from a desktop using a laptop? The hard drive is a 500GB/7200rpm/16M Samsung HDD, Just recently bought before the start of summer. If you can help I will take any thank you for viewing this post.

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a b G Storage
July 27, 2010 3:17:24 PM

When you go to install win 7, boot from the cd - during the install process you will have the ability to wipe the HD (delete existing partition & create a new one, then format it). Just make sure you don't have any files on that drive that you want to save.
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July 27, 2010 4:58:35 PM

You see, I have tried this but the problem that is occurring with the start up is not allowing me to install windows 7.
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July 27, 2010 4:59:35 PM

For some unknown reason, its an annoyance really.
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July 27, 2010 5:08:42 PM

Have you tried updating the bios?

( I've heard of times were out dated bios stoped people from installing windows)
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July 27, 2010 5:28:18 PM

dont you have to update it whilst being in BIOS its self? I am not sure my self.
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July 27, 2010 5:46:33 PM

Its showing I need a floppy or something to upgrade mine.
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a b G Storage
July 27, 2010 6:05:06 PM

As far as your original question - you can wipe the drive if you put it internally into another machine (another desktop), or get an external USB or eSATA case for it.

What error do you get trying to install win 7, or where does it stop?
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July 27, 2010 6:12:46 PM

It stops at the start of the installation, says cannot install to hard disk portion 0.01 or 01 because of some bios thing but i cannot upgrade bios
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July 27, 2010 6:44:03 PM

And as for the laptop im currently on it has an eSATA port on the side, so I just need a cable?
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July 28, 2010 3:27:45 PM

Yes it is an sata hard drive, But if ive got an esata port on the side couldnt i just use an esata cable between the two?
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