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How Do I Wipe My Old Laptop Without A Cd As The CD Drive No Longer Wor


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SilkyNics

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Hi. Ive Brought A New Laptop As My Old One Is Quite Old And The Disk Drive No Longer Works. Could Someone Help Me Completly Wipe My Laptop As If It When I First Bought It As I Want To Give It To Someone As Temp But Obviously Dont Want All My Information And Personal Bits On It. Ive Tried All The F10, F11, F12 Stuff. I Have The Recovery CD But As Ive Said The Disc Drive Doesnt Work. Please Help!!!!
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Troy

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Hello,

An easy way to achieve this would be to either replace the disc drive, or plug in a USB disc drive (external). If you want this done on a budget (i.e. free) ask around, you may have some friends or family who have a USB disc drive you could use.

P.S. welcome :wave:
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External USB DVD Burners start at $27.99 witth Free shipping
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Post a screen capture of a full screen Disk Management window. Let's see if it comes with a Recovery partition.

To open Disk Management, press Windows key+r, type diskmgmt.msc and press Enter or click GO. Make it full screen.

Vista and Windows 7: How to Use the Snipping Tool in Vista - Vista Forums (says it's for Vista but also works with Win 7/8).

XP: CAPTURE - How to capture screen images (screen shots), Windows Made Easy

Use the Browse and Attach This File buttons below the text input area while using the Full editor to upload and insert here.
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