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    I have a 80gig maxtor i need to reset as close to factory as possible and if i member the way to do it is write 0's, but i dont know how.

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    Why?

    Try searching for low-level format software.
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    can do.

    OT:

    if a p4 isnt in the socket right will the pc still get power? it all devices power up with no video?

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    no
    if theres no processor or processor is damaged no power will be given to system as it will hang due to BIOS complaining about not having naything to processes anything with :P

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    If the processor is damaged will there be any error message (beep) when the computer starts up? My friends computer just starts and then hangs befroe dispaying anything and his computer doesnt beep at all.
    Give me a bad reputation!!!

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    Re: 0's

    Originally posted by RoD
    I have a 80gig maxtor i need to reset as close to factory as possible and if i member the way to do it is write 0's, but i dont know how.
    they finally got a warrant?

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    Fixed the HDD prob, got a new one. I had stuck my p4 1.8 proc into my buddy's comp to test it. It powered up but nothing happend, we alrdy knew the chip was dead. Well i put his 2.04ghz back in and it keeps showing 1.8 in bios but in windows is says

    Intel 2.04 blah blah
    1.08ghz

    So it knows its a 2.04 but running at 1.8 i can find nothing int he bios to fix it, i dont want him to think i screwed him, how do i fix it?

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    BUMP

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    change the FBS t owhat ever it is suposed it be

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    Originally posted by Iamien
    change the FBS t owhat ever it is suposed it be
    You mean the Front Side [B]B[B/]us. That or change the multiplier if you can.
    The keyboard is the standard device used to cause computer errors!

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    ok so theres a setting set to

    100/100


    Set there the proc runs at 1.08GHZ. Set that too 133/133 (the only other setting with a number higher than 100 for the cpu) and in windows i get i/o and irq errors. That was the original problem. Picture it as CPU/RAM i have these options:

    100/100
    100/133
    133/133

    The last is the only one to run the CPU as 2.04, its normal clock. Its also this one that gives i/o errors. I think the ram is faulty. It runs fine at 1.08 with both at 100/100 but not at 1.8 with ram at 133.

    so

    Ram - 133 = i/o and irq fails
    Ram - 100 = no probs at all

    I cant test it 133/100 cuz the ram cant be that low with the chip at 133. Anyone else think its ram? Its 512MB PC2100 DDR.

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    The official FSB of PC2100 DDR is 266 if i remember right therefor it has a FSB of 133 and a multiplier of 2 to it adding up to 266.

    I doubt however that underclocking the RAM would remove any corruption from it. So perhaps you are overclocking it or something by changing the multiplier?

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    133 is the normal clock for both so i cant be overclocking it.

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    some usefull code !

    Start pc with windows startup floppy disk
    make sure you have a floppy with debug on it.
    once command prompt is reached , type debug and type
    the following as follows:

    A 100
    INT 13
    (ENTER) this is the enter key
    RAX
    0301
    RBX
    0200
    F 200 L 200 0
    RCX
    0001
    RDX
    0080 OR 81,82,83 ( 80 is first disk first ide etc ... )
    P

    this cleans partition table and basically loses all info on the drive.
    then you need a utility the the drive manufacturer makes to write zeros to the drive .(also dos mode) (downloadable)
    If the above process doesnt fix the drive, throw it against the WALL and destroy it with hammer etc ...

    You never know who can get to that info ....
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