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    Formatting Hard Drive?

    I have a HD that is partitioned and I want to reformat it and get rid of the partition. When I run FDISK isn't there an option to remove existing partition or do I do something else to it? Thanks.

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    You can use the HDD manufacturer's utility to erase the entire disk.

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    I don't have a HDD manufacturer utlity. I am not sure who makes it, it came in a prebuilt sysytem. Can I do it with Fdisk?

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    Once you identify the HDD in the system,
    You can download if from the manufacturer's website.
    If you feel uncomfortable about opening up the computer case, you can try the following LINK.

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    You can use Partition Magic 4 within DOS to remove your partitions. You can store the file on a floppy disk, and run it while you're in DOS.

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    Sure, Kevin. Remove your logical drives first, then your secondary partitions, and then your primary partition. Then you can partition the disk however you please. Don't bother with third-party software, FDISK is cake.

    [This message has been edited by Chiles4 (edited 12-14-2001).]

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