low-level format utility

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  1. 5300cs macrumors 68000

    5300cs

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    #1
    My PB's disk has some sort of security software still installed which is keeping me from installing an OS on to it.

    Does anyone know a good low-level formatting util under OS 9 or previous? I've Googled & searched VersionTracker but haven't found anything really good yet...

    Any help appreciated :)
     
  2. Sun Baked macrumors G5

    Sun Baked

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    What type of security program?

    Boot block/driver level? or something else?
     
  3. combatcolin macrumors 68020

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    I remember than a low level format on an IDE drive will kill it, well that was the advice in my old Amiga magazines.
     
  4. live4ever macrumors 6502a

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    I've used Jiiva's Superscrubber to do a low level format before, but just to completely erase my previous data.
     
  5. 5300cs thread starter macrumors 68000

    5300cs

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    I dunno what kind of security software. I fired up Disk Setup after booting off a CD and it said "Unrecognized disk or security software still installed. This disk can still be initialized." I did a 0 out thingy, but that doesn't seem to have done any good.

    I wanted a disk utility that I could boot off of and just wipe the damn thing completely.

    I bought it off an auction, and it worked perfectly until a few days ago. I notified the seller and he said to send it back to him. It's going to be his problem not mine ;)

    Thanks for the help, though.
     

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