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Preparing drive for format to slave to XP drive

Presently the drive is in a P3 with a dual boot of Suse 9.1 pro and Windows SE. I'll need the whole drive and want it to be partitioned and formatted properly so I can slave it to my P4 drive which has XP Pro to copy files off so I can reinstall XP. Somehow I doubt all I'll have to do is right click the drive in Explorer and choose format from within XP.

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I'd just wipe it first

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Go to the drive manufacturer's web site and download their diagnostics utility for the drive. Most will make you a bootable diskette. You can perform a full diagnostics to ensure it's condition and/or attempt to recover bad sectors. You should be able to do a destructive test that writes zeros to all locations as well. This will remove the Linus partition(s) and make the drive all free space as it would have come origionally.

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(NT) (NT) Yeah...Thanks.

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