How to Zero Fill Maxtor USB Hard Drive? Tags: Hard Drives Maxtor USB Storage Last response: March 31, 2009 11:46 AM in Storage Share FieldMedic March 23, 2009 2:03:04 PM I've got a 1TB USB Maxtor hard drive and wasn't sure how to zero fill it? It got corrupted so wanted to give it a clean wipe. I tried SeaTools for Windos but that did not work. I have Windows XP 64bit. More about : fill maxtor usb hard drive Ignatowski March 23, 2009 6:40:11 PM FieldMedic said:I've got a 1TB USB Maxtor hard drive and wasn't sure how to zero fill it? It got corrupted so wanted to give it a clean wipe. I tried SeaTools for Windos but that did not work. I have Windows XP 64bit. grab a linux live iso like knoppix. boot it. run shred on drive ( fills drive with random info). you can kill shred after 1 pass ( default is 25) FieldMedic March 24, 2009 10:08:56 AM Can I run something linux on XP? Never done it? Is there not an easier way to do it just using a windows or Dos program? Related resources Update - Maxtor Hard drive - Forum Maxtor Hard drive assistance! - Forum Recovery Zero fill format - Forum How can I make my Maxtor one touch 2 USB drive work with Windows 7? - Forum Maxtor External USB Hard Drive - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer spanspace March 24, 2009 2:11:27 PM FieldMedic said:Can I run something linux on XP? Never done it? Is there not an easier way to do it just using a windows or Dos program? Knoppix is a a LINUX OS that will boot from a CD/DVD no matter what you have installed on your hard drives. One warning is that you choose the correct hard drive FieldMedic March 24, 2009 2:22:18 PM Thanks for clarifying that Will it work with USB hard drives? FieldMedic March 31, 2009 11:46:54 AM anyone know if it works with USB hard drives? Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Maxtor 250 gb external hard drive how to use two cords Forum Does zero filling a HDD really delete all data on it? Forum Does anyone know how to fix my Maxtor Personal Storage 3200 Portable Hard Drive ? Forum Want to wipe clean my Maxtor external hard drive Forum Why Multiple Hard Drives.... Forum Maxtor external hard drive problems Forum Looking to buy a 1 Tb hard drive soon, suggestions? Forum Problem with Maxtor Basics External Hard Drive Forum My computer is saying that there is a hard disk failure Forum PC won't start caused by hard disk Forum Maxtor 500gb Forum Maxtor 500 gb cant axcess it Forum Hard Drive Swap from Dell Dimension 8200 to Dell 8300 Forum Hard disc failure Forum Connecting a hard drive Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !