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How Do I Find Hard Drive Info


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#1 Drummer130779

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Posted 10 August 2006 - 03:15 PM

Hi all,

I want to zero fill my hard drive on my pc so i can have a nice fresh install of windows but i dont know what make and model my hard drive. Does anybody know how I can find this info with out ripping the comuter apart. any help would be muchly appreciated.

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Posted 10 August 2006 - 03:25 PM

Hey there Drummer,

Click on start in the bottom right of your screen.
Click on all programs > accessories > system tools.
Open "System Infomation"
Let the box that opens load.
Click on the "+" next to "components"
Scroll down and open "storage".
Click on "disks".

You should find the infomation there.
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Posted 10 August 2006 - 03:54 PM

ok i got the info apparently i have a maxtor 4R080J0 hard drive. Ive been on the website and i think ive found the utility i need to zero fill my hard drive but there is a choice of 4 and im not sure which will be best, the choices are Maxtor 4 Maxtor, 4 for windows maxblast bootable cd.iso image file , maxtor big drive enabler. i have windows xp so im thinking i need option 2!! also what do i do when ive downloaded it or will the programme explain it step by step.

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Posted 10 August 2006 - 11:11 PM

its either the second one like you said or it might be the bootable cd iso.

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Posted 10 August 2006 - 11:24 PM

Maxblast is primarilly for installing new hard drives.

The Windows Installation CD will format the drive and give you options for partitioning.

If you have SP2 installed
1) Does your installation disk have SP2 included?
If not you need to make a slipstreamed cd that includes SP2 if you have updated to SP2 on your current installation.

2)With Sp2 you do not need the tool to have Windows recognize large drives as it is included in SP2.

How to obtain Windows XP Setup boot disks
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=310994

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Posted 10 August 2006 - 11:45 PM

You can use DBAN to write zeros. It can be put on either a floppy or a CD. There are a number of options to determine what level of overwriting you want. I have used it.

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Posted 11 August 2006 - 12:04 AM

Have you tried killdisk? do an online search for a free trial of this excellent utility. There is also a free version.

Edited by cybermel, 11 August 2006 - 12:06 AM.





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