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Posted 23 April 2010 - 03:36 PM
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Posted 24 April 2010 - 08:23 AM
I believe what you are referring to by zero fill is what happens when you use a third party formatting program to format the drive. The kind that will write zeros to the drive. Using a program that will write zeros to the disk is the best way to format to make sure viruses are really gone but should have nothing to do with being able to install an operating system. A regular format from the Windows disk should allow that, but like Louis said, you do need to delete the partition.
If you want to use a program that will write zeros to the disk to format the disk, there are several out there. I believe both Killdisk and Dban do that but I am sure there are others, I just do not know what they are at the moment.
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