|To remove the Acer info on the HDD, I do it this way.|
To get your HD really clean, use both of these, they are instant ( no waiting ) start with Zap 1st & WIPE OUT immediately after.
Only safe way to clean up the HD, is to do it on it's own, in other words no other HD connected to the cable or motherboard.
Zap when finished, gives messages that make you think it has failed, it has'nt.
1: Make sure no other hard drive is connected.
2: Set the bios to boot from floppy or CD first.
3: Use this W95 boot disk. Unzip the files onto a floppy or boot CD ( for maximum flexibility, use RW ) & reboot.
W95 Boot disk files.zip
4: Type > zap 1 & press > Enter.
5: Type > wipeout c: /nq /np & press > Enter
6: Change bios to boot from CD first ( if you hav'nt done so already.
7: Remove boot disk, insert XP ( or whatever operating system you want to install ) CD & reboot, format & partition ( recommend NTFS ) as required.
Creating Bootable CD/DVD's Without A:\Floppy Drive