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Thread: Best software to format spare HD

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    Hey,

    whats the best software to format a HD? I've just got an old one from a friend with a bunch of stuff on it and i want to reformat it and remove all partitions, etc. Thanks

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    Does it already have an OS on it? If its windows, right before it loads up, get it in command prompt mode, then type format (your HD name):. I find that simplest.

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    tesco's Avatar woowoo
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    to format it just go into my computer>right click the drive>format.

    if you need to partition it right click my comp>manage>diskmanagement>right click the drive>delete the current partition>right click unpartitioned space and you can make partitions this way, one at a time, until all of the space is taken up.

    if you want to change the partitions size without losing all of your data you will need a program like Partition Magic or acronis partition manager.

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    muchspl2
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    fdisk, should be a copy in every boot dosk I think

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    peat moss's Avatar Software Farmer BT Rep: +15BT Rep +15BT Rep +15
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    I allways liked the old way. win98 boot disk . fdisk then format c:/u
    Last edited by peat moss; 01-23-2005 at 02:46 AM.

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