Wiping an unbootable HDD?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by MadHayden, Jan 26, 2009.

  1. MadHayden

    MadHayden Member Guru

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    Is there any physical way of wiping a hardrive of it's contents other than the obvious, with a cloth.

    I want to be able to use the drive again so no smashing:p

    Just wanted to know if using a windows disk or linux disk isn't the only way.
     
  2. Mega666

    Mega666 Member Guru

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    Go to the hd manufacturer site and look for a low level format utility.
     
  3. Doomster

    Doomster Master Guru

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    A very strong magnet, just joking. Make a system disk through Vista and boot to the floppy or CD-rom and make sure that it has FDISK on it. FDISK will erase and reformat to FAT, FAT32 and NTFS formats.
     

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