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Dos Question

Discussion in 'DOS/Other' started by Justaoldhippie, Feb 12, 2007.

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  1. Justaoldhippie

    Justaoldhippie Thread Starter

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    Hi
    I would like to know if anyone has any idea how to do this. I have several old hard drives that I use to backup different systems to and from time to time I have to reformat them I have the capability to add up to 6 extra hard drives to my system. What I would like to do is format all the drives at 1 time with either a batch command or using a dos utility. Dose anyone have any suggestions how I could accomplish this with out formatting the drives 1 at a time.

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    justaoldhippie :confused:
     
  2. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    Well, you could do a batch file with:

    start resp.ans|format x: [desired format options]
    start resp.ans|format y: [desired format options]
    start resp.ans|format z: [desired format options]

    resp.ans would contain any prompts you need to answer. One handy option is /Q for a quick format, which may eliminate the need to format them all at once.
     
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