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Old 10-16-2009, 07:49 PM   #1
Hopelesslylost1
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I was reading the tutorials page and found this old post
"DISCUSSION: Clean Hard Drive (zero fill)." There seemed to be some different opions about it. I know for a fact that if you do it to a seagate 80gb hdd you can't use thier set cd.The hdd will not run it.I couldn't even boot up the windows cd. I read up on that fdisk and used that to reformat ntfs.But still the seagate disk don't load.
I know this is a old post but just thought this may help some other newbbie.
 
Old 10-16-2009, 07:57 PM   #2
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I always shred hard disks and have never had a problem using them. Unless your computer has some sort of "trusted computing" problem where there's a special hardware key required, I don't know why wiping a disk like that would be a problem.
 
Old 10-16-2009, 08:21 PM   #3
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Beats me I built the computer myself, don't know what the trusted computing is...lol.I think I did something wrong when I first installed the linux.Really ticked my wife off when I bought a new WD 1TB hard drive.Now I can screw things up in a big way.
 
  


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