Chip Oakley <silverskymus...@gmail.com> wrote: > Am tempted to remove the drive and insert a new one, not sure as > there is memory on the drive available and nothing really wrong > with it.
If you don't mind losing everything currently on the drive, overwriting the MBR -- and the backup GPT at the end of the drive, if the BIOS supports GPT/UEFI -- would surely keep it from booting into Windows. You'd probably have to take the drive out, and connect it to a different machine (since this one's BIOS seems hardwired to boot only from the hard drive). Another possibility would be to clear the machine's CMOS, if there's a way to do that. Desktop mainboards usually have a jumper for the purpose; dunno about Samsung laptops but removing the CMOS battery and giving it a few minutes for the stray capacitance to discharge should suffice. (Getting to the CMOS battery may involve taking the case apart.) _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"