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fdisk remove boot record

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What is the paramater to use with fdisk in dos 6.22 to clean up the boot record on a hard drive.  It had win 95 and was reformated but still comes up with wierd stuff?  It is something like   fdisk -rmb.
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by:fostersx
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Fdisk only has one switch that I know of, and that is /status.  Fdisk is a menu driven program that should destroy all partitions, thus data on the disk.  

You might want to try the Format /U command,  The switch specifies unconditional reformatting. All data on the disk is destroyed.
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by:busuka
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Uh-oh, fosterx if you don't know don't post an answer. Lee, please reject proposed
answer, because you need command:
FDISK /MBR
This will erase MBR (Master Boot Record) and rebuild it from scratch.

Hope this helps.
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by:fostersx
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Yes do reject the answer.  I forgot about the FDISK /MBR.  Please credit Busuka when available with the correct answer.  Thanks, Busuka.
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jlove1 earned 50 total points
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Use the FDISK /MBR command to Kill the Master Boot Record.

If that doesn't seem to clear the problems up, totally re-fdisk the entire drive.


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by:rmarotta
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Jlove1,
Why would you jump in here and post someone else's answer?
Are the points THAT important to you?........


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