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Try booting to an actual Windows 98 boot disk then running fdisk on it. You might also want to try fdisk /mbr on it to see if it can reset the MBR. Sometimes NT versions of Windows that have NTFS support have problems with some odd ball setups of Win9x/3x using Fat 16 or 32 and a true Win 98 boot disk will get have better luck.

If all else fails, DBAN might work. I have yet to see a functioning drive that it won't wipe completely. It's available as a stand alone self booting disk, and as part of the Ultimate Boot CD which I highly recommend every computer enthusiast have at their disposal at all times.
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Try booting to an actual Windows 98 boot disk then running fdisk on it. You might also want to try fdisk /mbr on it to see if it can reset the MBR. Sometimes NT versions of Windows that have NTFS support have problems with some odd ball setups of Win9x/3x using Fat 16 or 32 and a true Win 98 boot disk will get have better luck.

If all else fails, DBAN might work. I have yet to see a functioning drive that it won't wipe completely. It's available as a stand alone self booting disk, and as part of the Ultimate Boot CD which I highly recommend every computer enthusiast have at their disposal at all times.
Thanks. I did not see this post before. I'll try these tools.

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Yeah i'd say that its probably not worth the hassle.
Im not sure if i can talk about hirens boot disk on here.....if you can, download it and boot it, there's a whole bunch of hard drive and partition tools on it that might be worth a go.
Failing that, I'd let it die, its frustrating and annoying i know but sometimes you have to know when to quit
Now this is peculiar. I could not erase it using killdisk.

Yet, I can copy files from the partition using DOS commands onto my USB flash drive. I've just copied three word documents that were someone's homework assignments from back in 2003.
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