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Can't restore, want to erase HDD and install over from scratch

\015 HeyIve had my Acer Aspire 5920 for about a year now. but I problem, I got an virus \302\240and managed to get it all away, but now it takes ages to boot, or it did.\302\240So I wanted to restore it to store default or erase the HDD 100% to start over. Now im banging my haed into a wall..for some days now ive been searching around ALOT on how to restore it or reformat it.. I know its an laptop but I want to completly wipe the HDD, reinstall windows, drivers and utilities I can get from another PC and transfer it over.but my problems are: It wont open Bios when booting, alt f10 or that doesen't work.throwing in an windows vista CD telling it to ''install a clean verison blabla'' only makes it install vista on one of the partitions, nothing gets deleted of the old stuff it just adds another vista.. currently got 2 vistas on the same PC when I just want one vista and a completly ''new'' hdd.I don't got an recovery CD and I don't want to pay 50 bucks for a new one.So how can I completly erase my hard drive so that it is 100% clean and ready to install vista again?I do not wish to ''restore it'' to store default as that didn't work either, tried running the Erevocery tool but it didn't change anything.regsMichael\015

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U need a boot cd containing Partotionmagic program,by means of that u can delete partitions but dont delete 1st partition(its nesesary for recovery) add new partitons and reboot.
Visit hddguru.com. Download the tool and use it. I have assumed that you can work with formatting applications. If you need help then don't hesitate to ask!
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