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Doh

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I am trying to salvage a drive from an old pc. I do not want to save any of the contents on it. I just want to wipe it clean. I don't want to partition it either as I have a utility that can do that for me later on.

Can someone tell me the steps and dos commands necessary to do the fdisk thing at startup.

I tried useing the maxtor utility "maxblast" but the drive is not a maxtor so it would not do what I wanted it to do,
 

Doh

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toshiba drive 12 gig and it has the win 98 O/S on it
 
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Doh said:
I am trying to salvage a drive from an old pc. I do not want to save any of the contents on it. I just want to wipe it clean. I don't want to partition it either as I have a utility that can do that for me later on.

Can someone tell me the steps and dos commands necessary to do the fdisk thing at startup.

I tried useing the maxtor utility "maxblast" but the drive is not a maxtor so it would not do what I wanted it to do,
Well, partitioning is what fdisk does. Assuming you have a floppy or CD with DOS on it, all you have to do is enter "fdisk", and follow the menus and prompts carefully.
 

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AG is right on and I am not even going to ask why you would want a 12 gig hard drive,that thing must be really old.lol
 
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