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idata
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HDDERASE problem....

Hey guys....

I'm trying to run HDDERASE to wipe my drive, but having burned this programme to disk, it won't load. All I get is a blank screen with a flashing underscore at the top left corner. I have an ASUS P6T Deluxe v2 Mobo....and dont know if there is a known compatibility issue with these? Could anyone please shed some light on how to get this programme to run? I seem to have done the essentials - set to IDE and Legacy in the BIOS but to no avail??

Any guidance would be greatly appreciated!

Cheers and Merry Christmas to all of you...

Walshy

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DZand
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You should download the older v3.3 of HDDErase (size: 70 KB) and copy it onto an MS DOS or Windows 95/98/ME start floppy disk.

Here are the details and a download link: http://www.iishacks.com/index.php/2009/06/30/how-to-secure-erase-reset-an-intel-solid-state-drive-ss... http://www.iishacks.com/index.php/2009/06/30/how-to-secure-erase-reset-an-intel-solid-state-drive-ss...

idata
Community Manager
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Fernando,

Thanks very much! I was already trying to use version 3.3, but was burning the image to cd, not copying it to boot disk!

Hopefully I can now get this programme to work.

Cheers again

idata
Community Manager
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If you have software capable of editing an ISO image you can replace the v4.0 EXE with v3.3 and then burn your CD but if you have a floppy drive it's probably the easiest option.

idata
Community Manager
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Ziggy,

Thanks for this info, I wasnt aware this could be done? Im guessing its just version 4 that is compatible with booting from CD?

Actually, I dont have a floppy drive, but have ordered one. Just out of curiosity tho, what software is good for editing iso's?

Cheers!

idata
Community Manager
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A list of the most popular titles here in a chart comparing the main features.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_ISO_image_software

Having a FDD is probably the least hassle though. Just takes a little longer to boot and load HDDERase. I bought a USB floppy recently and have found myself using it often for these DOS boot disk type tools.

idata
Community Manager
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When i bought a HDD it was'nt formated, I formated in windows xp (quike format) and than replace my old HDD.

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