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Windows 7: diskpart and revodisk

04 Jan 2011   #1
james cullen

Win pro 64bit
 
 
diskpart and revodisk

Hello

I'd like to reinstall my OS.

I have tried the tutorial by Bare foot kid but have had no success, diskpart cannot reccognise my Revodrive as a fixed disc.

Is it normal that my revo is not on the diskpart list?
Is it necessary to write zeros to this drive?
How do I write zeros to it other than diskpart before reinstll?

Thanks for your help again


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04 Jan 2011   #2
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello james cullen.



I responded to the other post of yours; to answer this question, have a look at Option Three in this tutorial at the link below for an outline of the wipe process using the free Partition Wizard program though you would want to do the entire HDD instead of a single partition.


Partition Wizard : Use the Bootable CD
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04 Jan 2011   #3
james cullen

Win pro 64bit
 
 

Thanks to BFK for the help on this issue.

Does anyone have any experience with wiping a Revodrive, writing it with zeros for reinstall of OS?

I found this info Guide Secure Erase From Within Linux For Windows Users - Includes Revo and IBIS

Is this relevant to a win 7 environment?

Thanks
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04 Jan 2011   #4
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello again James.



I've asked some of the H/W guys here at the forums to have a look at this one for you.
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04 Jan 2011   #5
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by james cullen View Post
Thanks to BFK for the help on this issue.

Does anyone have any experience with wiping a Revodrive, writing it with zeros for reinstall of OS?

I found this info Guide Secure Erase From Within Linux For Windows Users - Includes Revo and IBIS

Is this relevant to a win 7 environment?

Thanks
Yes sir, that is relevant. Since it is not dependent on Windows, it will work for any OS.
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04 Jan 2011   #6
james cullen

Win pro 64bit
 
 

thanks guys.

I wonder if the same approach would work with Partition wizard.

Go in and delete the raid array then wipe the drive with PW and reinstall?
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04 Jan 2011   #7
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by james cullen View Post
thanks guys.

I wonder if the same approach would work with Partition wizard.

Go in and delete the raid array then wipe the drive with PW and reinstall?


I can vouch for Partition Wizard, it is a dependable program.
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