I have a HP Pavilion dv2000 that I want to sell. But before that, I want to nuke the HDD and reinstall WinXP. The HDD currently has two partitions, one containing the OS (in NTFS) and one called RECOVERY (in FAT). I have burned a CD with DBAN and one with WinXP OEM. I found the website with all the drivers/utilities (link) but it will be a pain to figure out which ones I have to install.
I know that there are various options:
- order the recovery CD from HP (takes too long)
- install via my OEM disc and then install the drivers one-by-one
somehow get the second RECOVERY partition to use (idk how to do that)
- Which one of the three options is the fastest (if the last one, how is this accomplished?)?
- At the reasonable bare minimum, which of the drivers/utilities should I install from the HP website?
Why does DBAN stop here when I type it autonuke?
Any other advice is appreciated.