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    • specs System Specs
      • Manufacturer:
        HP
      • Model Number:
        HP ENVY TouchSmart 17-j130us Notebook - E8A04UA
      • Motherboard:
        HP Insyde 720265-501 6050A2549501-MB-A02
      • CPU:
        Intel Core i7-4700MQ Processor with Turbo Boost up to 3.4GHz.
      • Memory:
        12GB DDR3L SDRAM (2 DIMM)
      • Graphics:
        Intel HD graphics 4600 with up to 1792MB total graphics memory
      • Sound Card:
        Beats Audio quad speakers and two subwoofers
      • Hard Drives:
        1TB 5400RPM hard drive with HP ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protection
      • Disk Drives:
        Hitachi 500 GB SSD; 7 TB USB External
      • Power Supply:
        90w
      • Case:
        Laptop
      • Display:
        17.3-inch diagonal HD+ BrightView LED-backlit touchscreen display (1600 x 900)
      • Operating System:
        Windows 8.1

    Format HDD (low level format) - KillDisk




    LOW-LEVEL Hard Disk Drive (HDD) FORMAT

    Download KillDisk Freeware zip file; extract ISO - http://www.killdisk.com/downloadfree.htm
    (select - Download DOS boot disk ISO image - http://software.lsoft.net/boot-cd-iso.zip)

    Use ImgBurn to burn KillDisk ISO to CD (select "Mirror 7 - Provided by Imgburn") - http://www.imgburn.com/index.php?act=download

    ImgBurn - My recommendation is to use either CD-R CDs or DVD-R DVDs for the burning of the Killdisk ISO onto the CD or DVD.
    Select "write image file to disk" - as shown in the screenshot below -




    KillDisk - Boot system with the KillDisk CD. You may have to change the BIOS "firing order" (select the option so that the DVD/CD device boots before the hard drive); Select "Active KillDisk Free" -



    Select partition to format; repeat for all partitions -











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    http://sysnative.com/jcgriff2/tutorials/killdisk_imgburn.html
    Last edited by jcgriff2; 08-22-2018 at 03:23 PM. Reason: update KillDisk ISO URL


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    • specs System Specs
      • Manufacturer:
        HP
      • Model Number:
        HP ENVY TouchSmart 17-j130us Notebook - E8A04UA
      • Motherboard:
        HP Insyde 720265-501 6050A2549501-MB-A02
      • CPU:
        Intel Core i7-4700MQ Processor with Turbo Boost up to 3.4GHz.
      • Memory:
        12GB DDR3L SDRAM (2 DIMM)
      • Graphics:
        Intel HD graphics 4600 with up to 1792MB total graphics memory
      • Sound Card:
        Beats Audio quad speakers and two subwoofers
      • Hard Drives:
        1TB 5400RPM hard drive with HP ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protection
      • Disk Drives:
        Hitachi 500 GB SSD; 7 TB USB External
      • Power Supply:
        90w
      • Case:
        Laptop
      • Display:
        17.3-inch diagonal HD+ BrightView LED-backlit touchscreen display (1600 x 900)
      • Operating System:
        Windows 8.1

    Re: Format HDD (low level format) - KillDisk





    Windows Setup: Installing using the MBR or GPT partition style


    Windows Setup: Installing using the MBR or GPT partition style

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