I recently gave my father the hard drive from my old asus computer (the motherboard failed) so he could replaced the hard drive in his dell (his hard drive failed). When booting up his dell I get no option at all to reformat the hard drive. The asus drive currently has win vista installed while his dell only has the xp recovery disk. How can I wipe this hard drive clean to install xp for him?
first off hDD don't fail in 20 yrs never seen 1 do it, it just crashed, u have to go in in safe mode to fix by doing a disk clean-up & a defrag, mobo only fail it u drop something in there that creates a short r it got to hot fan wasn't working & it burned 1 of the wires on the processor or a sorter, that it, u can only format a drive when ur install a new OS, or u put it another computer as drive 2 then u can format it