I didn't RTFA, but there is a proper way of nuking a machine in staged steps; short of using an actual nuke.
1. Unplug power and other cables to the machine. Everything! (remove battery if a laptop too)
2. Push the power button to drain any flea power from the capacitors. Wait five minutes.
3. Pull RAM, and expansion cards. CPU too if you're truly paranoid
4. Remove any internal HDDs.
5. Clear CMOS via jumper and pull the battery if available. Wait 10 minutes.
(By now, the hardware should be free of any malware unless the firmware has been flashed with a virus.)
6. If you need data from the HDDs, connect them to a SATA-to-USB adapter and connect to a machine with an up-to-date antivirus engine and defs. Proceed to scan the drive. As a precaution, manually copy files to a clean drive. Now low level format the drive. I prefer to use my Apple MacBook for this entire step 5 process with Disk Utility.
7. Restore hardware, CMOS battery, HDDs, and cables; in that order.
8. Complete BIOS setup and reload the OS on the zeroed out drive.
If your machine gets reinfected, someone is hitting it with a zero-day exploit from an external source.