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How to 100% format all my drives?

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Charles Bundy
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Any that would reside in the MBR would survive a format

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.

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.