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Old 08-15-2004, 04:57 AM   #1
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how to wipe MBR on slave drive from windows?


The Ubject line says it all, I cannot wipe the MBR from DOS cause I do not have dos, an' I have no working A drive, only way I see is oif there are any windows utilities that let you wipe an MBR from windows, anyone can help me, that would be great. I want it completely blank.
 
Old 08-15-2004, 05:06 AM   #2
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all windows utlilities wipe out th mbr and then again rewrite the new MBR

for what purpose do u require this ????

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Old 08-15-2004, 05:58 AM   #3
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Formatting a hard drive form win XP doesn' not change the MBR at all
 
Old 08-15-2004, 11:42 AM   #4
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Quote:
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Formatting a hard drive form win XP doesn' not change the MBR at all
what do u mean by the above
also u cannot see the MBR in winXP and winxp will not alow to format all the drives in ur system

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Old 08-15-2004, 12:10 PM   #5
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boot up with a floppy..type:
fdisk /mbr
should take care of it
 
Old 08-15-2004, 01:09 PM   #6
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boot up with a floppy..type:
fdisk /mbr
should take care of it

the abve will rewrite the windows bootlloader to the MBR
it will keep it clear

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Old 08-15-2004, 02:26 PM   #7
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fdisk /mbr

will clear out the mbr
 
Old 08-15-2004, 02:54 PM   #8
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fdisk /mbr

will clear out the mbr
correct me if i am wrong here that the above will first clear the MBR and then rewrite the windows MBR to it,it will not keep it empty

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Old 08-16-2004, 03:31 AM   #9
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some of y9ou obviously did not read the fact that I cannot boot from an A drive because I do not have an A drive, also I wanna clear the MBR on a slave drive with no OS on it.
 
Old 08-16-2004, 03:57 AM   #10
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dd if=/dev/null of=/dev/hdb bs=512 count=1

! substitute your device-name for of=/dev/hdb !
 
  


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