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Need a boot disk with wipe.

Posted on 2004-10-28
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Last Modified: 2010-04-12
Hey all,

I am getting ready to reload one of my servers tonight but I would like to be able to wipe the hard drive first.

Does anyone know  of a link i can use to get a boot disk online to use.  I have a MSDN account if anyone know if I could find this disk on Microsoft site.

Thanks for your help.
Question by:Richard Comito
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by:Lee W, MVP
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by:Lee W, MVP
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MSDN has ISO images of CD-ROMs for various Windows versions, all the newer OS's (2000/XP/2003) are all bootable.
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Of course, you can also format from Windows Setup.
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by:Richard Comito
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I have the 2000 CD.   the wipe that i used in the past was on a 98 CD and in DOS.  So, I would be able boot up with the 2000 CD and be able to use the wipe function?  And is it still in the dos prompt?

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by:Richard Comito
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Then formatting from the Window Setup would be just as good as a wiping?
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by:Lee W, MVP
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Sorry for the delay - but yes, a format wipes everything out and the disk is fresh for the install

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