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How do you remove hidden compaq partition in HDD for a full reformat?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Chum, Oct 19, 2003.

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  1. Chum

    Chum Thread Starter

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    Do not like that Compaq stuff!:D
     
  2. ~Candy~

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    You may not want to, as I believe it contains the setup information that allows you to access the bios setup via the F 10 key.
     
  3. compilerxp

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    Try a Win98 boot floppy...

    Run FDISK to remove partitions...
     
  4. Chum

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    Should have clarified...I plan on using this drive in another system...building one for my daughter, with my old mobo and processor...just wanted to use this drive.
     
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    Ok, that's better :) What /\ he said above ;) then repartition if you are going to, set active partition, then format c:
     
  6. Chum

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    figured it would be easy...with all the help I get here!
     
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    You can either use something Partition Magic, or simply zero the drive with a hard disk diagnostic.
     
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