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SlawekPL

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    External HDD infected
    « on: September 15, 2013, 05:08:52 AM »
    I've got an external hard disk drive, which has infected Windows XP on it. How to format this disk safely? Maybe using Linux or Windows installation disc?

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    Re: External HDD infected
    « Reply #1 on: September 15, 2013, 08:34:52 PM »
    You can safely format it with L:Linux. You can use  even a small version pf Puppy Linux off of a USB or CD.
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        Easily install to USB, Zip or hard drive media.
        Booting from CD (or DVD), the CD drive is then free for other purposes.
        Booting from CD (or DVD), save everything back to the CD.
        Booting from USB Flash drive, minimise writes to extend life indefinitely.
        Extremely friendly for Linux newbies.
        Boot up and run extraordinarily fast.
        Have all the applications needed for daily use.
        Will just work, no hassles.
        Will breathe new life into old PCs
        Load and run totally in RAM for diskless thin stations
    These are extraordinary goals, yet Puppy comes close to achieving them all. The fundamental reason is that Puppy has been built from scratch, file-by-file, and is not based on any other Linux distribution. One of the most amazing features of Puppy is the range of powerful applications yet such tiny size ...and the speed.
    I personally recommend it for simple teaks.

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    Re: External HDD infected
    « Reply #2 on: September 16, 2013, 01:44:07 PM »
    Just right-click on the drive and choose format.
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