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Windows 7: KillDisk + windows 7

14 Jan 2012   #1
erickho123

windows 7 home prem. 64
 
 
KillDisk + windows 7

I got a 500gb hard drive, and i'm going to use killdisk to erase everything on my hard drive first.. and then i'm going to pop in my cd for installing windows 7 again, would this work or is it more complicated? please explain


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14 Jan 2012   #2
Lemur

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer
 
 

That would work ...
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14 Jan 2012   #3
erickho123

windows 7 home prem. 64
 
 

which command do i use to clean it all but lets me still use it for windows 7
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14 Jan 2012   #4
Lemur

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer
 
 

Your choice ...


Erase Hard Disk. DOS Command Line Mode

Depending if you want DOD standards, etc.

Any reason why you want to wipe your drive, since you will be using it over? Generally I wipe my drives if they are going to be surplussed.
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14 Jan 2012   #5
erickho123

windows 7 home prem. 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lemur View Post
Your choice ...


Erase Hard Disk. DOS Command Line Mode

Depending if you want DOD standards, etc.

Any reason why you want to wipe your drive, since you will be using it over? Generally I wipe my drives if they are going to be surplussed.
because my old windows 7 stopped working, i get bootmgr ctrl+alt+dele, so im deleting everything on my hard drive and installing new one, thats the right thing to do isn't it
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14 Jan 2012   #6
Lemur

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lemur View Post
Your choice ...


Erase Hard Disk. DOS Command Line Mode

Depending if you want DOD standards, etc.

Any reason why you want to wipe your drive, since you will be using it over? Generally I wipe my drives if they are going to be surplussed.
because my old windows 7 stopped working, i get bootmgr ctrl+alt+dele, so im deleting everything on my hard drive and installing new one, thats the right thing to do isn't it
I can understand your concern. However, I would be more inclined to run a chkdsk on the drive to make sure there are no bad sectors, or indication the drive is failing. After that, at most, I might delete and recreate the partition. If you have drive concerns, there are more exhaustive hard drive tests. But I would not use killdisk in this instance.
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14 Jan 2012   #7
erickho123

windows 7 home prem. 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lemur View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by erickho123 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lemur View Post
Your choice ...


Erase Hard Disk. DOS Command Line Mode

Depending if you want DOD standards, etc.

Any reason why you want to wipe your drive, since you will be using it over? Generally I wipe my drives if they are going to be surplussed.
because my old windows 7 stopped working, i get bootmgr ctrl+alt+dele, so im deleting everything on my hard drive and installing new one, thats the right thing to do isn't it
I can understand your concern. However, I would be more inclined to run a chkdsk on the drive to make sure there are no bad sectors, or indication the drive is failing. After that, at most, I might delete and recreate the partition. If you have drive concerns, there are more exhaustive hard drive tests. But I would not use killdisk in this instance.
Is there anything wrong with using killdisk to reinstall windows 7? Also, how can i run tests for chkdsk? I'll give you errors i get..
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14 Jan 2012   #8
Lemur

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by erickho123 View Post

because my old windows 7 stopped working, i get bootmgr ctrl+alt+dele, so im deleting everything on my hard drive and installing new one, thats the right thing to do isn't it
I can understand your concern. However, I would be more inclined to run a chkdsk on the drive to make sure there are no bad sectors, or indication the drive is failing. After that, at most, I might delete and recreate the partition. If you have drive concerns, there are more exhaustive hard drive tests. But I would not use killdisk in this instance.
Is there anything wrong with using killdisk to reinstall windows 7? Also, how can i run tests for chkdsk? I'll give you errors i get..
Nope, nothing wrong with running it at all. Just something I wouldn't do. But it's fine.

As for checking your disk for errors:

Check a drive for errors
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14 Jan 2012   #9
erickho123

windows 7 home prem. 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lemur View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by erickho123 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lemur View Post

I can understand your concern. However, I would be more inclined to run a chkdsk on the drive to make sure there are no bad sectors, or indication the drive is failing. After that, at most, I might delete and recreate the partition. If you have drive concerns, there are more exhaustive hard drive tests. But I would not use killdisk in this instance.
Is there anything wrong with using killdisk to reinstall windows 7? Also, how can i run tests for chkdsk? I'll give you errors i get..
Nope, nothing wrong with running it at all. Just something I wouldn't do. But it's fine.

As for checking your disk for errors:

Check a drive for errors
Mind telling me why? Also, i can't run that, i'm stuck at boot mgr missing, press ctrl+alt+dele, can't start it up, although it lets me do a test somehow on my hard drive, it says short DST failed.
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14 Jan 2012   #10
theog

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Check the hard drive with the manufacturer's diagnostic tools.
Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.
HD Diagnostic
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