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    I need software for low level formating scsi hard disk compaq 2gb

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    Welcome to the PC Guide ivater

    First, being a Compaq, you may need to see this thread containing an excellent link provided by Sea69

    After that, determine what brand the HD is and go to that manufacturer's site and download (if offered) the appropriate software. Do you really need a low level format? or just a good fdisk session and format?

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    A true Low Level Format is done at the factory and should never be done again. Most utilities that claim to LLF a drive are actually "zero fills" meaning they write all 0's to the drive.

    Low level formatting was done with MFM & RLL drives in the very early days of computers, but was abandoned with IDE and SCSI. More detailed info in the PC Guide's Low Level Formatting article.

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