Format hard disk & erase partitions on HDD with EZ-bios on. Partiotion magic hangs machine.
Posted on 2003-03-06
4GB disk used to have 3 partitions on and EZbios. I want to erase all partitions and merge into one but the last partition refuses to budge.
PQ Partition magic 7 kept telling me it could not read the partition information or something and now when I start PM7 the whole PC hangs.
The disk was in a 98 Packard Bell box but is now on secondary master IDE in my 2000 machine.
Win 2000 can read and see part of the disk, a partition of around 1.3 GB.
I would like to install 98 on this disk an put it back in the Packard Bell box, but I think PB needs to have the disk partitioned into sub-2GB chunks.
My question is, how do I totally wipe the disk so that I can start again?