How to erase hard drive from dell inspirion 1200 Tags: Laptops Hard Drives Dell Last response: March 21, 2011 3:36 AM in Laptops & Notebooks Share slayer2427 March 20, 2011 9:00:24 PM how do i completely erase the hard drive from a dell inspirion 1200 laptop? More about : erase hard drive dell inspirion 1200 anonymous1 a b D Laptop March 20, 2011 9:28:15 PM Format it... this can be done when installing or reinstalling the OS. slayer2427 March 20, 2011 9:34:35 PM anonymous1 said:Format it... this can be done when installing or reinstalling the OS. Thanks, when i do that it asks for product key, then it says its the wrong key. had someone else erase it a few months ago could he have programmed a new key? Related resources What is the best hard drive for dell inspirion 1200 - Forum How to install my old seagate hard drive into my new Dell inspirion computer - Forum Step by step how to format C drive on Dell Inspirion 2400 - Forum Trying to add ram to Inspirion 1200 , won't boot - Forum Dell inspirion 19a - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer anonymous1 a b D Laptop March 20, 2011 10:17:44 PM You are using the key that is on a sticker on your machine? Are you using the disks that came with your machine? slayer2427 March 20, 2011 10:21:22 PM anonymous1 said:You are using the key that is on a sticker on your machine? Are you using the disks that came with your machine? I am using the sticker on the back, using a burned windows xp disk along with original driver disk anonymous1 a b D Laptop March 20, 2011 10:24:12 PM You need to find the windows disk that came with your system. turk_1000 March 21, 2011 3:36:32 AM A quick format will not erase any files. A full format may or may not. Lots of conflicting statements about this online. The best way is to download a bootable disk wipe program. Google one. Burn it to a CD. Wipe disk. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : ForumDell Inspirion 1501 "No drives detected" error when installing W7 ForumDell Inspirion 1501 "No drives Found" ForumHow large of a harddrive can I install in a Dell inspirion 5100? ForumHow to erase hard drive on dell laptop inspiron e1505. ForumUpgrade Options For Dell Inspirion 8600 ForumCan I use Dell Inspirion E1505 mobo in a tower case? ForumSpace problems with Dell Inspirion 910 ForumUpgrading Inspirion 570 ForumXP Won't Boot WIth Large Hard Drive ForumDell 2405fpw 1920x 1200 resolution problem! I recently installed a new hard drive ForumI forgot my pasord on my Acer Aspire One note book and there is no win ForumCan track dell studio15 lap ForumFormatting netbook hard drve ForumDell Inspiron problems with keyboard ForumInstalling on a Tablet PC without disk drive More resources Read discussions in other Laptops & Notebooks categories Battery Acer Asus Dell Hewlett Packard iPad Toshiba Vaio !