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First post, by RobDos

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I'm looking to refurb a couple old Win 9X systems, as is my habit I always do a full disk wipe.
Win 7+ i use cipher, I need a bootable floppy (not cd bootable systems) to do a disk wipe.

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Reply 1 of 4, by waterbeesje

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Can't you just hook up the drive to your windows 7 pc? If you've got any kind of ide connection (even usb ones) it should work.

Otherwise, create a Windows 9x bootable floppy and just full format three times with the /u command.

Or if you've got any wiping software for win 9x, create two partitions (let's call them C and D).
First one, install to drive C and wipe disk D.
Next install windows dir and program files to disk D and wipe 'free space' on C. All that remains will be system files (>1MB)
Then recreate the one big C partition and retinal everything as you'd like.
Nobody's ever gonna find any e-mail to aunt May or any old pr0n any more 😉

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Reply 2 of 4, by weedeewee

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pretty sure I used a dban floppy disk many a year ago.... though finding it again seems to elude me at the moment.

edit: just found one on cnet
https://download.cnet.com/Darik-s-Boot-and-Nu … 4-10911312.html
it's an executable archive file, that contains a 1.44MB floppy disk image.

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Reply 3 of 4, by Horun

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I used Norton Utilities disk wipe or wipe info or what ever it was called back in the later DOS days, but it was limited to a max of 2GB partition iirc

thanks weedeewee ! Will save it and give it a try next time I need to wipe a HD.

Hate posting a reply and then have to edit it because it made no sense 😁 First computer was an IBM 3270 workstation with CGA monitor.

Reply 4 of 4, by weedeewee

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Horun, from what I recall the disk image can be edited to automate the diskwiping. that's the way I used it, plug in disk, boot, wipes disk and next computer.

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