(Solved) - Accidently installed Windows 7 on two drives(45 posts)
I have a Dell inspiron 545. 64bit operating system.
I don't think I am qualified enough to go into the bios and or use the nuke tool...I'm just a graphic designer with client side knowledge of web site design...I'm a geek but a graphics geek. :D
With a Dell, insert the DVD, and as the computer starts up, keep tapping the F12 key. Select boot from CD, then watch closely for the "tap any key" bit.
whs. Please read the whole thread.
Can I put DBAN on CD-RW or DVD-RW? I have disks for those but I'd have to buy more for write-only.
It looks like it's saying that should be used on writable only...."DBAN 2.2.6 Beta for CD-R and DVD-R media."
I went through my stuff and I do have 3 CD-R (non-rewritables). So I can put the zip onto the CD-R...but then what? Will the computer still start up after I've used DBAN on it? I take out the DBAN CD-R and then put in the Dell installation disk?
From the link I posted above (on the DBAN site) it says,
"DBAN 2.2.6 Beta for CD-R and DVD-R media.
(Burn this file to a blank disc and boot the computer with it. Do not unzip this file.)"
That downloads an .iso file. Not a .zip file.
oh...well I tried the UBS drive method and followed all the instructions to the letter and all I got was that black screen with white letters that asks me which Windows 7 I want to use, as well as an option about advanced options like starting in safe mode...
I'm not sure the CD-R will work even if I did do it perfectly.
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