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Development Completely wiping a Hard Disk

Discussion in 'Tech Support' started by Timmy_the_tortoise, 27 Jul 2011.

  1. Timmy_the_tortoise

    Timmy_the_tortoise International Man of Awesome

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    Hey,

    I am trying to install windows on a Hard Disk using a Development Board at work.

    The Disk I am trying to install to has two odd partitions (I think they're related to the windows boot, flagged as "boot" and "msft-reserved") which I am trying to get rid of, since whenever I plug the drive into the Dev Board it just freezes up..

    The Rest of the drive is all unallocated space so I am guessing that that must be what is causing it.

    Does anyone know any way for me to get rid of these partitions so I can just have a blank, unformatted drive?
     
  2. Kernel

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    Damn tapatalk, didn't do all my post, I'll do it on the computer in few
     
  3. Dae314

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  4. thehippoz

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    fdisk in linux.. p, d

    should be able to get them all whatever they are formatted
     
  5. Timmy_the_tortoise

    Timmy_the_tortoise International Man of Awesome

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    I got it sorted, thanks guys.

    None of the partition managers I used would let me just delete the partitions, probably because of the flags...

    I managed to reset the partition tables and get it working.

    Thanks again!
     
  6. Kernel

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    For future reference, you can do the same as in this blog, but instead of USB drive you use the HDD
    Linky
     
  7. Joshua_Brighton

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    GParted

    Gparted comes on all ubuntu discs and many other distro's i'd imagine. Easiest way to do it imo.
     

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