I have a big problem.

dolphin

New Member
Hi~

I try to wipe a particular partition of hard disk.
but I can't distingush the partition becase there is only below descriptions.

[ ] (SCSI 1,0,0,0,-) IBM DDYS-...
[ ] (SCSI 1,0,0,0,1) Partition
[ ] (SCSI 1,0,0,0,2) Partition
[ ] (SCSI 1,0,0,0,3) Partition

My hard disk is devided into 3 partitions. C:\, D:\, E:\
I think the first partition is C:\ drive, second is D:\...
so, I selected (SCSI 1,0,0,0,3) partition. (That is E:\ drive in my think.)
E:\ drive is test drive.

but It's wrong. The wiped drive is D:\ drive!!
How can I distingush those?
and How can I know each drive's size?
It's very important....
 

dajhorn

Member
but It's wrong. The wiped drive is D:\ drive!!
How can I distingush those?
Drive letters cannot be reliably derived from the partition numbers that DBAN shows because they can be arbitarily reassigned by Microsoft Windows.

and How can I know each drive's size?
This information is in the log file, but it is not available through the GUI.
 

Gralfus

Member
If you are using Windows 2000 or XP, there is a feature that will show you what partitions are dedicated to each drive letter, but you need to check this prior to booting with DBAN. Open Computer Management (right-click My Computer, select Manage). Then under the Storage section, you will find Disk Management. Open this up and you will see a graphical display of your drives and partitions. Below it will list the drives by number (starting with 0), letter, and which partition each is on.
 
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