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Old 01-03-2019, 09:21 AM   #1
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Is there anyway to format a hard drive with no monitor?
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Unless someone has an idea, I'd say no.

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Is this the primary drive ? If so, not really, you can write some sort of batch file to a bootable cmd floppy with a script to completed all the commands.

Assuming you boot the flash drive correctly, it will come up at the C:> prompt, you need to type the name of your script and hit enter assuming your arguments are programmed into the batch and it should work... Since you will be blind, you might have to "visualize" the steps that you will be performing..

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You can take the hard drive out of the computer without the monitor and attach it to a desktop computer internally or using a USB Adapter, Dock or Enclosure and format it that way.
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