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How to 100% format all my drives?

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Charles Bundy

Any that would reside in the MBR would survive a format

http://techlogon.com/2012/01/15/how-to-check-for-and-fix-mbr-virus-infection/

They might also hide in hidden partitions or host protected areas. Hidden or HPA would be cold storage. W/O an instantiation vector (e.g. MBR,BIOS) it wouldn't re-infect the system.

http://www.utica.edu/academic/institutes/ecii/publications/articles/EFE36584-D13F-2962-67BEB146864A2671.pdf

I think HPA's would even survive a DBAN wipe as Oh Smeg suggested based on what the drive BIOS would report as beginning/ending sectors.