wiping drive in DOS

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Je...@nospam.invalid

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Feb 5, 2011, 2:11:26 PM2/5/11
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I have a very old PC I took out of storage. It has DOS 3.3 installed and
its only other drive is the old large floppy drive.

Is there something under old DOS that can "wipe" a drive?

This PC is from before the internet and therefore has no web connection
and no way to download anything to it. I do have modern PCs but they of
course do not have these old floppy drives.

Suggestions for how to wipe the drive before junking the PC?

Thanks.

Sjouke Burry

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Feb 5, 2011, 4:52:58 PM2/5/11
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Format /u/s

Je...@nospam.invalid

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Feb 5, 2011, 5:08:22 PM2/5/11
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Can I do that from c: if the DOS system is in C: ? In other words will
it format itself?

Sjouke Burry

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Feb 5, 2011, 5:22:48 PM2/5/11
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Yep.
The program loads, and from that moment is independant
of the os, which also btw. is residing in memory.
To be save, format/u/s a floppy, and put format.com(or exe)
on it.
Then boot from the floppy, and fomat c: /u/s

Je...@nospam.invalid

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Feb 5, 2011, 5:46:50 PM2/5/11
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Thank you.

Jacob

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Feb 6, 2011, 1:40:49 PM2/6/11
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Please don't multi-post.
This question was also asked in alt.msdos, and who knows how many
other places.

Not best to cross-post. Worse to multi-post.
http://oakroadsystems.com/genl/unice.htm#xpost

Je...@nospam.invalid

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Feb 6, 2011, 3:47:28 PM2/6/11
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I apologize.
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