Does any software exist that can be used to format a HDD containing any OS including hidden partitions so as your left with a nice clean hard disk without becoming involved with specific operating systems and hard disks to do this.
You could use Maxblast 3 from Maxtor or Disc Wizard from Seagate both are free downloads and will do what you want - you need to check the manufacturer of your HDD first as e.g. maxblast will not format a seagate drive unless a maxtor drive is in circuit somewhere
Reason I was asking was relation who lives 40miles away bought Dell laptop on Ebay,it has win98 installed and no restore disks supplied.He has laser printer that will only work on win98se and above and I happen to have a 98se cd that I don't use.Going to visit so wanted no problems with format and instal of 98se when I arrived.Long time since I used win98.
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