Drive: OEM stock that came with my Compaq Presario 6330us.
1. Using the 5 System Recovery CDs I cannot reformat the user partition. If I turn it on, press Esc twice I will get into the boot option menu. After I then press Ctrl + Backspace the Hard Disk Prep menu comes up, giving me the options associated with repartitioning, erasing MBR, reformatting, and erasing all sectors of the disk (however, it doesn't seem to really be able or willing to do this...unless they are just refering to the user parttion.)
2. I cannot reset the BIOS to its factory state (to reid myself of two unknown origin network boot options). I pull off the CMOS battery, press the power button and hold for 45 seconds but it doesn't reset it.
3. I cannot rid myself of this remote user. It seems that he has gotten into the Compaq Diagnostic Partition. How do I get in there?