how do i completely erase the hard drive from a dell inspirion 1200 laptop?
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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?
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
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.