Boot with the XP CD, choose to install Windows. You will be given the option to delete or format the drive then. This will erase all data on the drive.
If you have files you want to recover, you can use a Ubuntu Live cd to recover them first:
Use Ubuntu Live CD to Backup Files from Your Dead Windows Computer
Version 10 looks different than the screen shots, you don't get the same boot menu. Just be sure to choose the Try
option, not the Install
option when asked.
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