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Delete The Mbr


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#1 ComputerWhizz7

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Posted 26 July 2006 - 05:17 PM

What is the DOS command for deleting the MBR on a hard-drive?
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Posted 26 July 2006 - 06:03 PM

I have two questions.. Do you fully understand what would happen if you did that (especially if this is your primary partition)? Why would you want to do that? If you have an error in your mbr, you want to repair it, not delete it.

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EDIT: Different drives require different techniques.

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Posted 27 July 2006 - 03:14 PM

It's the second hard-drive in my server and I don't think I need two MBR's. One on my primary drive and one on my second drive. What do you recommend I do?

Edited by ComputerWhizz7, 27 July 2006 - 03:17 PM.

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Posted 27 July 2006 - 03:44 PM

Ok... just wanted to make sure that before proceeding I was not inadvertently helping you nuke your computer. :thumbsup:

In that case, there are a few handly little tools that will help:
http://www.ptdd.com/erasembr.htm

IIRC, fdisk will not delete the mbr, but format should. Sometimes hard drives have built in protection that prohibits the mbr from being destroyed, so you may have to see if the hard drive vendor has a specific tool for erasing the data.

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Posted 27 July 2006 - 07:02 PM

Thanks heaps.
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