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Windows 7: Disk - Clean and Clean All with Diskpart Command

03 Jan 2010   #109
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 
Disk - Clean and Clean All with Diskpart Command

How to "Clean" or "Clean All" a Disk with the Diskpart Command


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29 Nov 2011   #110
cmlow

Windows 7 Professional 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
cmlow,

You should be able to go to the HDD's brand manufacturer's site to look for a free HDD diagnostic program specific for that brand and model to help see if the HDD is actually dead or what may be wrong with it. If you could post back with the brand and model # of the HDD, we may be able to help find the link for the diagnostic program.
Hi Brink

Here are the information. I hope it would help to find out the cause of reason:

Seagate
Barracuda 7200.7 160GB
Model: ST3160021A
S/N: 4JS1WNL3
P/N: 9102001-371
HDA P/N: 100316766
Cong: D8H-02
Firmware: 8.01

Thanks


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29 Nov 2011   #111
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Here's the download link for SeaTools to test your HDD with. I'd recommend using the one for DOS.

SeaTools | Seagate
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29 Nov 2011   #112
cmlow

Windows 7 Professional 32bit
 
 

Thanks Brink

I will test it out when getting home. Will keep you in post of the outcome.
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30 Nov 2011   #113
cmlow

Windows 7 Professional 32bit
 
 

I tested the HDD with the SeaTool. It PASSED. No problem. I also used the tool to Max the size, of which I guess it is reformating.

Yet, I still failed to re-image the system as it couldn't find the drive. sigh
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30 Nov 2011   #114
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

cmlow,

I'm not sure why it's not finding the HDD. You might create a new thread on this issue to see if we may be able to give more specific help on it since it's not related to this tutorial.
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30 Nov 2011   #115
cmlow

Windows 7 Professional 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
cmlow,

I'm not sure why it's not finding the HDD. You might create a new thread on this issue to see if we may be able to give more specific help on it since it's not related to this tutorial.
Thanks Brinks

By the way, how to start a new thread?
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30 Nov 2011   #116
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Sorry, here you go.

How to start a new thread
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30 Dec 2011   #117
Infinite

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 - 64 Bit
 
 

Any idea how this is done without an Operating System?
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30 Dec 2011   #118
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Infinite View Post
Any idea how this is done without an Operating System?
Boot from a Windows install disk and hit Shift and F10 keys when you come to the screen where you are asked to choose a language. That will drop you into a command prompt, from which you can run Diskpart.
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05 Mar 2012   #119
sfeg

Win7 Pro x64
 
 
Does Diskpart DoD wipe the MBR?

Can someone please confirm whether Diskpart will indeed wipe a drive's Master Boot Record and ALL partitions, including hidden ones (created by a trojan)? I've heard mixed things.

I need to do a full-format and DoD wipe of an infected internal SATA HD. It's only a few months old.

A friend suggested DBAN... I downloaded it and created a bootable ISO. However, after starting it up, it's looking for USB drives, and it doesn't recognize my internal HD ("missing a driver"?). Also, based on this video, it appears that DBAN might not be able to get rid of and wipe an "OEM" partition: Using Darik's Boot and Nuke (DBAN) to totally wipe a drive (Hacking Illustrated Series InfoSec Tutorial Videos)

Can someone recommend a bootable HD wiper which would be sure to delete/zero out EVERYTHING, including the MBR? Should I try Ubuntu in Linux? Thanks.
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