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    how can i delete all files in my hard disk.

    I would like to sell my faulty laptop for repairs. But before that i would like to delete all the files in there. The problem is the laptop is not starting up. Something is wrong with the cable.

    Pls advice.

    thanks

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    Take the hard drive out of the laptop, put in a caddy (off ebay £5) connect to a PC, download an erasing programme and erase the drive.

    Was in the same position as you and that's what I did.

    What cable stops a laptop starting up?

    Or alternatively take out the hdd and keep hold of it and sell without the harddrive, it shouldnt affect the sale price as harddrives are tuppence aipenny now adays.

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    scottydont;7758263

    Or alternatively take out the hdd and keep hold of it and sell without … Or alternatively take out the hdd and keep hold of it and sell without the harddrive, it shouldnt affect the sale price as harddrives are tuppence aipenny now adays.



    this might sound silly to you techie guys,,, but how do i know which one is HD?:oops:

    shybeauty;7758337

    this might sound silly to you techie guys,,, but how do i know which one … this might sound silly to you techie guys,,, but how do i know which one is HD?:oops:


    best say what laptop you have.

    There should be a plate/cover on one of the 2 sides of the laptop, held in place by 2 screws. Undo these screws and you will be able to slide out the hard drive (it will be attached to the plate/cover).

    Original Poster

    sorry , had to take the lil one from school.. the laptop is dell latitude

    Does the laptop turn on? If so, could download and burn an Ultimate Boot CD, boot from that and use one of the HDD erasing utilities..

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    what is faulty on the laptop? if you dont know what a hard drive is maybe it can be fixed easily? describe how it doesnt work? apart from the cable
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