Is there a DOS Utility that will low level format or erase a USB stick?

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  1. Mr. Y

    Mr. Y Registered Member

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    Is there a DOS Utility that will low level format or erase a USB stick?
     
  2. GlobalForce

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    For dos browse home.att.net's disk utilities, page one. Sans dos, this method may be suitable.
    *Pdl note: Your loop mount is the created directory, whatever you choose to name it.

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  3. Mr. Y

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    Thankyou, I will look them over.
     
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    Active@ KillDisk - Hard Drive Eraser do that atleast in Windows. Not sure about DOS but you can try.

    http://www.killdisk.com/
     
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    Low Level Formatting is long since dead. Don't do it to modern hard drives.

    And its not possible to Low Level Format a USB Drive.
     
  6. Old Grampa

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    Is it possible to run a process like FDISK,
    on a USB stick.
     
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