Can't Format C

This is a discussion on Can't Format C within the Tech Board forums, part of the Community Boards category; Originally Posted by Thantos Size of the memory space it resides in. Also if I remember right a com is ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thantos
    Size of the memory space it resides in. Also if I remember right a com is loaded completely into memory.
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    youve sunk my battle ship, arese.

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    alright, to help you with your malicious code, here's what you do:

    1) create a dos boot disk
    2) open (or create) autoexec.bat
    3) add this to the end of it: myprog.exe
    4) add myprog.exe (the program you wrote with the system commands) to the disk
    5) restart the computer with the disk in the drive

    what will happen: the computer goes to the A: to boot, since it's a bootable disk, it does so, and DOS searches the autoexec.bat file for what to do... the autoexec.bat file tells it to run your program, and your program tells command to format the C:... this won't work because you don't have the formatting utility on the disk...

    now what you do, since you really don't want to format the drive, you just want to fck with somebody, you can just use fstream to open the crucial files on the drive and erase them (ios::trunc, put in a zero or something)... I'll leave that part up to you... find the files needed to boot into whatever version of windows you're working on...

    now follow the steps above, putting in the new program (still named myprog.exe)... now when the person tries to turn on the system, it will crash and they'll have to recover their OS... yay for you... you're a hacker
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    major_small: Delete and a bad reputation for you, you're contributing to the cause of 'cracking', erroneously called 'hacking' by many, which is disallowed on this board and highly frowned upon
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    yeah seriously small, he just wanted to know how to format his drive.
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    if that's so, why is he trying to create a program to silently do it? there are already formatting utilities out there, namely, the format command... and who were you replying to, anyway?

    IDK, but this seems like malicious code to me... if all they wanted to know was how to format their HD, that's what they would ask... they wouldn't ask how to call the program in a way that nobody would know it was working...
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    If you'll kindly notice, he wasn't trying to create a program to begin with. He was trying to format from the command line, which didn't work (for the reasons stated above), and when that failed, tried to write his own program (or copy someone else's) that would do the formatting instead, never suspecting that the same problems would apply.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hunter2
    If you'll kindly notice, he wasn't trying to create a program to begin with. He was trying to format from the command line, which didn't work (for the reasons stated above), and when that failed, tried to write his own program (or copy someone else's) that would do the formatting instead, never suspecting that the same problems would apply.
    actually i wasn't trying to use the code, i was just wondering if the code would work. As you can see i think i asked about that code after i had formated the drive. but thanks though. besides infomation is neutral, its what you do with it thats bad. so I think small is cool.

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    besides infomation is neutral, its what you do with it thats bad. so I think small is cool.
    I think small's cool too, it's just his post that I dislike
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