I need to use this utility to change one of the parameters of my new WD hard drive:
It has truly unreadable instructions:
- Extract wdidle3.exe onto a bootable medium (floppy, CD-RW, network drive, etc.).
- Boot the system with the hard drive to be updated to the medium where the update file was extracted to.
- Run the file by typing wdidle3.exe at the command prompt and press enter.
I understand that this bootable medium should be some version of DOS? How can I make my USB stick a bootable medium compatible with this utility (I don't have a diskette drive)? I have Windows 7 and Debian Linux installed.
Here's instructions for putting a bootable FreeDOS image on a USB flash drive. A similar post detailing other methods is at the FreeDOS wiki. A modified form of the first link's instructions:
Now you can follow the instructions your WD tool gave: extract the files to your now-bootable flash drive, boot to the flash drive, and run the utility.