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I am trying to wipe my hard drive with a bootable CD. Following the instructions I am told to insert the CD and then restart my computer which will then automatically start my 'hard disk wiper'. instead it doesn't detect the program and boots straight into windows. It told me if it does this then I need to edit the boot device priority list in my BIOS.

So when I turn my computer on the first screen tells me to press ESC to change the boot order. When I press this I am taken to a black screen that gives the following options: safe mode, safe mode with networking, safe mode with command prompt, last known good configuration, or start windows normally.

How do I cange myboot order? or am i going about it all worng????
 

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Have you tried holding down the DEL button when it first starts to boot. Actually, the majority of them require that to enter the bios, but there are some other combinations out there. If the DEL doesn't work, here is a list of some common combinations:

How To Enter The Bios

When you get in there, then migrate to the BOOT area:

Set the Boot Sequence to:

CDRom - 1st
Floppy - 2nd (if any)
Hard Drive - 3rd

If there is a Hard Drive Priority area, make sure your boot drive is listed FIRST.

And, don't forget to save before you exit the bios.
 
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