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Windows 7: Unable to format drive

05 Jul 2010   #11


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Krispy1 View Post
use dban like the other member has stated

this will reformat the drive 100%
I believe DBAN applies zeros just like DISKPART, but applies multiple sets for deeper cleans up to DOD Standard of 3 passes.

We only suggest DISKPART because it can be run from the Win7 installer command line then proceed directly to Custom install with same DVD. And it saves a disk.

Disk - Clean and Clean All with Diskpart Command

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