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oldschool
May 9, 2004, 07:57 PM
I stupidly began to erase my hard disk with zeros using disk utility on the Software Install disk.

I had 40 gigabytes of data on my 60 gigabyte disk...does anyone have any idea this is going to take? its been going 30 minutes now.

Is there any way i can safely stop it? there is no cancel button.

I was plannin on erasing the disk anyways, but i just don't want to wait for this stupid overwrite to finish.

musicpyrite
May 9, 2004, 08:17 PM
There is no way I know of to saftly stop it (that I know of). Thats why I never mess around with the install disks, unless I need to INSTALL OS.

Lesson of the Day: Back up your stuff regularly.

oldschool
May 9, 2004, 08:27 PM
There is no way I know of to saftly stop it (that I know of). Thats why I never mess around with the install disks, unless I need to INSTALL OS.

Lesson of the Day: Back up your stuff regularly.

no i backed up my stuff. i was planning on erasing the disk anyways...i juts don't want to wait for this stupid overwrite to finish.

7on
May 9, 2004, 10:06 PM
meh, I won't try to cancel as it might ruin your HDD. Shouldn't take awefully long. 30 minutes is a cakewalk.

oldschool
May 9, 2004, 10:50 PM
meh, I won't try to cancel as it might ruin your HDD. Shouldn't take awefully long. 30 minutes is a cakewalk.

alright, it only took 1 hour.

now i just have to phone apple....ask for a replacement.