How to Slick a Hard Drive

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Slicking your hard drive refers to the process of smoothing out the magnetic information currently stored to the tape on the drive, erasing the drive's contents to prepare it for disposal or reinstallation of the main operating system. Accomplish this by utilising the formatting tools in your computer's operating system, smoothing out the contents of the drive in around 30 minutes or less.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Things you need

  • DOS boot disk

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  1. 1

    Insert the boot disk into the computer.

  2. 2

    Restart the computer. Press any key when prompted to boot from disk into DOS.

  3. 3

    Type "format x:" at the prompt and press "Enter." Replace "x" with the letter of the drive being erased.

  4. 4

    Press "Y" to confirm the erasure.

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