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    Clean a Hard Disk

    How to totally clean an used hard disk that will "kill" viruses, including those in the MBR boot sector?

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    Re: Clean a Hard Disk

    You can use the DOS command FDISK which will wipe out everything and requrie reformatting. Type FDISK/? at the DOS prompt for more info. Make sure you are ready to lose everything on that drive, because it will be empty!

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    Re: Clean a Hard Disk

    FDisk will do what you want, but it wil. kill EVERYTHING!!! Unfortunately, some viruses won't go away unless you use a removal tool. So, you can either use a romovel tool,, then boot to dos with a norton or macafee disk and get rid of the viruses of just kill the partition with fdisk. Again, beware, fdisk will delete EVErYTHING.. so make sure you backup.

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    c:>fdisk c: (or d: or e

    option 4 deletes

    option 1 creates

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    Re: Clean a Hard Disk

    Quote: "Unfortunately, some viruses won't go away unless you use a removal tool. "

    Does it mean that some virus will survive even fdisk/mbr is executed?

    The data in this used hard disk is not a concern. I just need to make sure there is no virus in this HD before installing it in my PC.

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    Re: Clean a Hard Disk

    No, if you fdisk the HD and the MBR, all viruses will; go away,..,.
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