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By ccouto11 ·
can I download a FREE program to low level format my harddrive ?

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by dmiles In reply to low-level format

Your best option would be to check the drive's manufacturers web site to see if such a tool is available

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by maxwell edison In reply to low-level format

Low-level formatting a hard disk could be a rather complicated procedure. Modern drives do not need to be low-level formatted by the end user, and some cannot even be LLFed outside the factory due to their precision and complexity. When most users today talk about "low-level formatting" a drive, what they are really talking about is doing a zero-fill. That procedure will restore a functional drive (that is, one that does not have mechanical problems) to the condition it was in when received from the factory.

See this link for the whole story, download links, etc.

http://tinyurl.com/4can

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by Alpha-Male In reply to low-level format

Take a look here for info and some links. I have often used LLFormat.exe by Western Digital and it has done a good job.

http://www.powerload.fsnet.co.uk/harddisk.htm

Delete any spaces in the URL. Good luck...hope this helps!

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