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FDISK Write error

I have a system that I need to wipe the hard drive on.  I would  have thought a simple fdisk would work, but it doesn't.  It gives a "write error"  How do I get around this?  

Current configuration is:
1:    NTFS
2:    LOGICAL
       C:   PAGE FILE

I go to extended, delete the PAGE FILE, it says deleted.  I then go to delete logical, and depending on the time, either says can not delete if logical disk exists, or says deleted.  Then deleted Non-DOS disk, for the NTFS, everything says ok.

Go to Create a Primary partition and gives a write error.  Go to Display and everything is as above.

Any suggestions?

Thanks!
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CallandorCommented:
You may need the latest version of fdisk, which recognizes large drives: http://fdisk.radified.com/fdisk_partition.htm
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oldgreyguyCommented:
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kitadamsAuthor Commented:
Worked like a champ!  Thanks for the quick response!!
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CallandorCommented:
Your disk drive may have an error in the partition table area.  Check it with the manufacturer's diagnostic program (you can hook it up as a slave drive and do this):

Maxtor/Quantum http://www.maxtor.com/en/support/products/index.htm
Fujitsu http://www.fcpa.fujitsu.com/download/hard-drives/#diagnostic
Samsung http://www.samsungelectronics.com/hdd/support/utilities/utilities_index.html
Seagate http://www.seagate.com/support/seatools/index.html
Western Digital http://support.wdc.com/download/index.asp?cxml=n&swid=1
IBM and Hitachi http://www.hgst.com/hdd/support/download.htm#DFT 
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oldgreyguyCommented:
glad to have helped.....

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