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Can't format PC

Posted on 2009-07-07
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I want to format a pc using minipe but I receive the following message:
"File setupdd.sys could not be loaded
the error code is 8192"?
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Question by:romram
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by:ComputerTechie
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Format a pc do you mean format a harddrive using a mini-pc?

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Your MiniPE disk may be faulty, or an old version. Use your XP CD. Just before installing it will permit format and partition if required.

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by:Iain MacMillan
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plenty of Hard Drive wiping tools on the UBCD - http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/

and a whole lot more besides - one CD for your toolkit (download the ISO file and burn to a CD)
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by:HarleyOwner
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I have formatted a lot of hard drives and the best program I have used is Derik's Boot n Nuke  http://www.dban.org/download It also has a flash drive download you can use in case you CD Rom wont work.  When it comes up with the screen, you can simply press enter or it gives you a list of options how you want the hard drive formatted.  And it is free.
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by:Iain MacMillan
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DBAN as it's called (Derik's Boot and Nuke) is on the UBCD, along with about 7 others.
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