My friend has an old work computer from another friend, that he was allowed to keep but didnt want, and so passed on to the current owner. It's very slow and she wants it wiped, reformatted, and fresh OS install. I'm trying to help her.
Problem is, the only Windows XP login we have for it does not appear to have admin rights, AND it's got this McAfee SafeBoot Endpoint Encryption running on it (which we also have to log into on startup: SafeBoot first then Windows). So, I cannot reformat it from within Windows, either because I'm not an admin or because of this Safeboot. Nor can I seem to disable or remove Safeboot, I assume because I'm not an admin. Nor can I boot into a Windows disk and do a reformat/install that way, because it says no hard drive found (I'm guessing because we aren't logged into Safeboot at this point.)
So this is a predicament beyond my knowledge. I absolutely may be doing something stupid here... any chance anyone has any ideas? I just want it reformatted so I can start from scratch!
Thanks much for any ideas!