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Hard Drive Zap Disk

by David Hillhouse
1998/11/02

Create a Hard Drive Partition
"ZAP" disk

Date: October 29, 1998
Submitted by: David Hillhouse
Nervblast@aol.com

I have a handy disk that I use to wipe out partitions automatically on my computer when I am installing a new hard drive. It will wipe out multiple partitions if you boot up with it once for each partition.

The "Zap" disk is simple to make

  1. Format a floppy - make it bootable (format a: /s)
  2. Copy fdisk.exe onto the floppy
  3. Make a text file with the keystrokes to delete partition for your version of fdisk. For example, my text file consists of the number "3", then two returns, and then a "y". Name the text file "erase" I am using an ancient version of fdisk. So Im not sure what the keystrokes are for dos 7. Save the text file called erase on the floppy disk.
  4. Make an autoexec.bat file for the floppy and put in it "fdisk

Make sure the system you put on the floppy corresponds with the same version of fdisk.exe you put on the floppy.

 

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