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Old 01-22-2005, 02:30 AM   #1
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Default how to really clean up my hard drive?

I've been using my current Maxtor 80GB 7200 RPM hard drive for some tiem now adn i've reformatted and reinstalled stuff on it countless of times already. But i suspect that my hard drive is geting really messed up. How can i do a real, complete clean up of my hard drive? Like totally scrub it back to its original state?
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Old 01-22-2005, 07:39 AM   #2
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well, if you format it hat should be ok, to remove every trace you need to format about 3-4 times in a row
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Old 01-23-2005, 09:32 AM   #3
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Mr. Muscle cleans stuff pretty well.

But yeah; a few formats back to back. Not Quick Formats and it will be practically clean. I think its 7 to 8 for Military Clean? Something like that.
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Old 02-08-2005, 03:30 PM   #5
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windex works just make sure it doesnt get near the platter
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Old 02-15-2005, 04:00 PM   #6
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Default Re: how to really clean up my hard drive?

Check out his link on the maxtor website for a hard disk utility which resets the entire drive with zero's

http://www.maxtor.com/portal/site/Ma...&downloadID=22
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