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How Do You Format A Cloned Disk

Post Date: 2012-04-27

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    Posted: 27 Apr 2012 at 1:13pm
What is the procedure for format/remove/delete the files on a
cloned disk.  This disk is cloned on a "c" primary disk with Window 7 64
and several other files.
 
The disk can be used, but, I need a larger disk. Is there any program
to wipe this disk clean.
 
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DBAN will wipe a disk clean.    
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Originally posted by Popi

What is the procedure for format/remove/delete the files on a
cloned disk.  This disk is cloned on a "c" primary disk with Window 7 64
and several other files.
 
The disk can be used, but, I need a larger disk. Is there any program
to wipe this disk clean.
 
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If you go into "My Computer" and just right click on that drive, you can format from that option right there.  Or, go to "Start" > "Administrative Tools" > "Computer Management" > "Disk Management" and format it from there.   Or, download CCleaner and use its "Drive Wiper" program within that software and do it that way.  It's a pretty simple procedure and a number of different ways to get it done.
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  Quote Popi Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 28 Apr 2012 at 3:49pm
Here is my update.
 
From Disk Management--"You cannot format this volume.It contains the version of windows that you are using.  Formatting this volume could cause your computer to stop working"
 
Yes I have CCleaner, overlooked the Wipe line.
 
On DBAN,  I have downloaded Dariks's Boot and Nuke, version 2.2.6 (beta).
Used the option, to set this up as a DVD disk.
 
As soon as I can get the time,  I"ll use DAN or CCleaner to complete the disk removal.  Thanks both of you for pointing me to the right programs.
 
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