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Formating tools?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by YZ-ryder, Apr 7, 2004.

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  1. YZ-ryder

    YZ-ryder Thread Starter

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    Ok, I have the w32.blaster.worm and it is driving me crazy. I cant format with the windows xp cd because the virus is right back on after I format. Does anyone know how else i can format? Does anyone know of any format utilities I can use?I have a maxtor 80gb hard drive. Thanks, Michael
     
  2. Wet Chicken

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    You need to use format /u or viruses may hide.

    The best software to use is PartitionExpert. Much better and faster than Partition Magic ;)
     
  3. catlady13

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    Does format /u mean unconditional format ? Sorry curious mind has to know .. and thank you .. and what is the difference that it makes between that and just doing a format /c ? pretty please.. I looked on the net but couldn't find it ..
     
  4. Wet Chicken

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    Well OK I'll tell you what it means... but only because you said pretty please :D

    Yes it does mean unconditional. It will wipe the drive from stem to stern, no exceptions, and that includes any viruses that may be lurking on there ;)
     
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