I have an old Windows machine that I am giving a friend. I had Linux (Fedora) on the hard drive. I took the drive out and connected it to another Windows machine and formated the hard drive. When I put the drive back into the other machine and started the computer with WINXP in the cd drive, it starts the loading process until it gets to the screen,(checking system hardware). That's where it stalls and the screen goes blank. My BIOS detects everything fine. When I disconnect the hard drive and just run of of the cd, it goes through the loading process, up until it detects no hard drive. When I run just the hard drive, with no cd-rom, Linux shows up on the drive. How can I wipe out Fedora? I thought a complete format would have done that. I never partitioned the drive.