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Windows 7: USB reformat beyond recovery

23 Apr 2010   #1

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USB reformat beyond recovery


can you please name any software that can reformat my usbs beyond recovery cause i'll be sending them to some of my mates and i dont want them to perform recovery stuffs on my usbs.. thank you..

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23 Apr 2010   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

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23 Apr 2010   #3

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Try a full clean & full format.
Open a command prompt

Type in command line
SELECT DISK # (win 7 HD)

Use the first part of this tutorial:

USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create
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06 May 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 Bit, Windows Developer Preview, Linux Mint 9 Gnome 32 Bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by s7ven View Post

can you please name any software that can reformat my usbs beyond recovery cause i'll be sending them to some of my mates and i dont want them to perform recovery stuffs on my usbs.. thank you..
Right click your USB on Computer and choose Format. You have to clean format the USB while having the "Quick format" option UNCHECKED while you format it.
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06 May 2010   #5


Darik's Boot and Nuke will do it - for HDs only if you use the regular *release* version (1.x).

The *beta* version 2.x will do it for USB devices as well. Browse Darik's Boot and Nuke Files on

This will take a long time, and you have to be really careful that you do not select your hard drive - this wipes devices to levels as strict as Department of Defense (US) standards.

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