How to use Wipe.exe
|Article:HOWTO3534|||||Created: 2006-05-11|||||Updated: 2006-06-13|||||Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO3534|
How do you use Wipe.exe?
Running wipe.exe will completely wipe out the hard disk. There are two ways to use wipe.exe:
- You could add a run script task before the imaging job that runs that utility. That utility is under the "techsup/dos" folder in the eXpress share.
- You can run it from the DOS Prompt in automation:
/# ./wipe -?
Wipe: Wipe [dn] [-pxx...] [-s] [-dod]
-dn Wipe disk N (Shows the Disk number )(1-based.default=1)
-pxx Hex pattern, 1 or more bytes (default = 00)
-s Stamp drive with MBR showing not bootable when done
-dod Write pattern, its inverse, then random bytes.
See article 21745, Is Our Wipe.exe utility DOD compliant?, for information on that subject.
If showdisk.exe can see the floppy drive as a disk, then this utility will work on a floppy.
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