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    Kill Disk Not Working

    ok...i just built a computer for my friend but we are using his IDE hard drive out of his old computer....i made a kill disk bootable floppy and powered up the computer...everything works right but when i put in the floppy and restart kill disk stuff never goes....


    it just keeps trying to boot the old copy of windows to the last know good configuration.....

    I made sure the floppy was the first bootable drive.

    what could be the problem??
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    Are you trying to reformat and do a clean re install of Windows?
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    Can the floppy drive read other disks?

    Have you tried booting from another boot disk then running Killdisk?

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    yes, trying to reformat, clear the hard drive and install a fresh copy of windows.

    im pretty sure the floppy can read other disks....i mean i dont know why it wouldnt be able to, it was in a computer before this where it worke? i rechecked all the IDE cables and power.

    how do i boot from another bootdisk and then run killdisk?
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    Do you have a copy of the ultimate bood CD (http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/) if not D/L it KillDisk is on it
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    umm....it just has a link to killdisk....what boot cd should i choose? tell me specifically which thing to download from this page...

    http://ubcd.sourceforge.net/
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    You can't get there from here

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    okay.....the .exe or the zip or what??

    will it be able to open a a exe without windows? a zip?
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    am i going to burn whatever is in the zip to a cd and then turn on the new computer, put the cd in, press restart, then it should boot to something where i can put in the kill disk floppy and get it to work?
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    bump.
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    No need for a floppy, killdisk is on the Ultimate Boot CD so boot with CD and look under disk utilities.
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    so i just downloaded the "full version" zip file. should i just extract the contents of the zip to a cd basically and when i put it in the computer it should boot to the cd?
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    You got it! Just make sure the BIOS is set to boot from CDROM
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    okay.......i copied the contents of the zip folder to a cd.....no cigar...didnt do anything....just went straight to the "boot to last good known configuration of windows" and whatever and just sits there......
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    labl, see if this method will work for you.

    Download the Win98SE OEM bootdisk here: http://www.bootdisk.com/bootdisk.htm

    Put a blank floppy into the drive and run the bootdisk program. It will make a boot disk for you.

    Change your BIOS to boot floppy first and boot from the disk. Once you are at the A:\ prompt remove the bootdisk and insert the killdisk. Type in killdisk at the A:\ prompt.

    See if kill disk will run this way.

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    okay, going to try that now...i heard this board was set in default raid setup so i checked and i disabled it.

    still nothing works.

    the guy who im building it for ordered a new SATA 80GB drive...im hoping that will work when he gets it but still...id rather this hard drive work as well.......

    anyways.....going to try the bootdisk thing....

    also....could it possibly need a BIOS flash?
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