How to Zero Fill Maxtor USB Hard Drive?

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.
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  1. 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)
  2. 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?
  3. 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 :)
  4. Thanks for clarifying that :)

    Will it work with USB hard drives?
  5. anyone know if it works with USB hard drives?
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