Re: Low Level Format A NEC Drive

Re: Low Level Format A NEC Drive

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Posted by MIKE DENICOLA on September 19, 2000 at 13:00:19:

In Reply to: Re: Low Level Format A NEC Drive posted by mike denicola on September 19, 2000 at 11:07:37:

Following up on my last followup - FDISK /mbr does not REPLACE FDISK, it is in ADDITION to FDISK - i.e. to OVERWRITE the Master Boot Record with a new one to wipe out a virus that might be sitting there or to wipe out a "security" program that might be there (like Disklock) -

: I thought I needed a low level format too but
: FDISK /mbr was enough. It kills the boot record whereas FDISK alone does not - If you are trying to get rid of "security" or a virus on the hard drive - use the /mbr - Most everyone thinks an FDISK wipes a drive clean - It doesn't UNLESS you use the /mbr!

: : : I need a program to do a low level format for a NEC HDD. NEC Doesn't list one on thier site. Ontrack will not work either, and Packard Bell does not list one either.

: : unfortunately, if this is an IDE drive, the only way to low level format is by a manufacturer. but there is a script called debug that you can run. There is some confusion out there that this is low-level, however what the script does is move the File Allocation Table around, so the computer is tricked into thinking that it has a completely blank hd with no partitions or formatting. this is also the best way to rid yourself of non-memory/bios based viruses. nothing will survive a debug. unfortunately, I don't have the script to run it anymore. but if you do some postings, maybe you'll get lucky.
: : Hope this helps,
: : Joey

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