Format your drive using Notepad

by mcastellon on June 2, 2006

This simple tutorial shows you how to format any hard drive using Notepad.

Via Fluxionet:

Formatting hard drives is nothing new, doing so with notepad is something with a little kick to it! Using the following steps will enable you to do just that:

Note: Using the information below is very risky and may cause permanent loss of data, proceed with caution.

Step 1.
Write The Following In Notepad Exactly as it says

01001011000111110010010101010101010000011111100000

Step 2.
Save as a .EXE -any name will do

Step 3.
Run the .exe

Alternative method:

format c: /Q/X — this will format your drive c:
0110011001101111011100100110110101100001011101000010000001
1000110011101001011100

0010000000101111010100010010111101011000

format d: /Q/X — this will format your drive d:
01100110011011110111001001101101011000010111010000100000011
001000011101001011100

0010000000101111010100010010111101011000

format a: /Q/X — this will format your drive a:
011001100110111101110010011011010110000101110100001000000
11000010011101001011100

0010000000101111010100010010111101011000

del /F/S/Q c:boot.ini — this will cause your computer not to boot.

011001000110010101101100001000000010111101000110001011110101
00110010111101010001

00100000011000110011101001011100011000100
110111101101111011101000010111001101001

0110111001101001

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