Low level formatting

  450223 09:10 16 Apr 2003
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I'm trying to find a utility to do a low level format on a Compaq Armada laptop. Compaq can not (or will not advise me) can any one advise

  MAJ 09:16 16 Apr 2003

Low level formatting is done by the manufacturer at the factory, not by the owner, 450223. Why do you want to LLF?

  pj123 13:41 16 Apr 2003

there is a Low Level Format option in some computer BIOSs but I don't think I would want to try it.

Like MAJ says it is done by the manufacturer, so why do you want to LLF?

  The Sack 14:06 16 Apr 2003

I suspect what you are looking for is the Zero fill utility this is now regarded as a low level format but it is actually a medium level format, useful for recoving sectors Windows marks as bad and good for bringingthe drives health back to an "as new" state. These are hard drive specific and each hard drive manufacturer offers there own.

For IBM/Hitachi click here
For Segate click here
For Western Digital click here
For Samsung click here
For Fujitsu click here
For Maxtor click here

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