|I would do it again, to get your HD really clean, use both of these, they are instant ( no waiting ) start with Zap 1st & WIPE OUT immediately after. Both can go on your boot disk ( you can use a W95,98 or ME boot disk, either floppy or put the files on a boot cd ) Set your bios to boot from floppy or cd 1st. 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.|
1: Put the boot floppy or cd in the drive & start or restart the comp.
2: Type > zap 1 & press > Enter.
3: Type > wipeout c: /nq /np & press > Enter
4: Remove boot floppy or cd, insert XP ( or whatever operating system you want to install ) cd & reboot, format & partition ( recommend NTFS ) as required.
WIPE OUT: as the name implies, this utility will absolutely WIPE your hard drive. For those times when an industrial strength cleaner is needed to remove any pesky files Fdisk may have left behind. A readme file is included in the zip file. WARNING...WIPE OUT will remove ALL data from the Hard Drive.
/nq = no queries - you will not be asked if you are sure.
/np = no partitions - this will overwrite the MBR.