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bigsooner, Jul 1, 2002 #8 Jedi_Master Joined: Mar 12, 2002 Messages: 5,520 If your friend is using W98 it is not NTFS, it is probably fat 32... When your stuff breaks, they want to be the only people allowed to fix it. User contributions on this site are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike 4.0 International License. We have a chance to guarantee our right to repair electronic equipment—like smartphones, computers, and even farm equipment. http://magicnewspaper.com/hard-drive/solved-hard-drive-partition-problems-my-1t-hard-drive-appears-as-8gigs.html

OK, let's see if we can get you going here. Transfer files between two computers using target disk mode What we need to do here is setup your system in Target Mode so the other Mac sees your SSD as if The HDD shows up on Disk 5 "Online" 149GB Size 149GB Free Reports: · Posted 3 years ago Top raphoenix Posts: 14920 This post has been reported. there is nothing"You do NOT connect a monitor or keyboard to a hard drive.

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In any case, if this is the program he used, he has probably stepped on that "infernal" Compaq Diag partition. The time now is 06:03 AM. Reports: · Posted 3 years ago Top raphoenix Posts: 14920 This post has been reported.

Join our site today to ask your question. If /dev/hda represents the entire hard drive wouldn't it register as whatever size the hard drive is instead of only 485.7mb? First you'll need a second Mac to connect your system to using either a FireWire cable or a Thunderbolt cable. Seatools For Dos Data bits are either "on" - 1 - or "off" - zero.

Register now Not a member yet? Zeroing Hard Drive I use this to zero out a drive, instead of shred: sudo dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sdx, and it usually takes 1 1/2-2 minutes per GB Adv Reply July 9th, 2009 #4 Also, PartedMagic no longer recognizes it. http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-2458461/writing-zeros-filling.html Gwscan, as Slithy said is a program from Gateway to test Quantum HD's ( it was originaly written by WD, but modified by Gateway for the Quantum drives, and may not

If you don't make backups of your important data, your data is obviously not important to you. Uncorrectable Sector Count In this instance I'm not concerned with making the previous contents of the HD unrecoverable, just zeroing it out. poochee replied Jan 31, 2017 at 11:44 PM News from the web #3 poochee replied Jan 31, 2017 at 11:39 PM Playing guitar ekim68 replied Jan 31, 2017 at 11:32 PM Forget all the stuff about NTFS - if he is using W98...

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All I had to do with change "hda" to "sda" in the command and now it's zeroing out the drive. http://support.wdc.com/download/index.asp#dlgtools And see if you can reinitialize the drive... Write Zeros To Hard Drive Fix Bad Sectors What does the following command show? Write Zeros To Hard Drive Windows 7 Using FDISK: If more than one, delete any non-DOS first, then delete any Logical drives; next delete Extended partitians, then finally delete the Primary partitian.

Adv Reply Page 1 of 2 12 Last Jump to page: Quick Navigation General Help Top Site Areas Settings Private Messages Subscriptions Who's Online Search Forums Forums Home Forums The http://magicnewspaper.com/hard-drive/solved-installing-vista-on-a-different-hard-drive-switching-main-drive.html RSS ALL ARTICLES FEATURES ONLY TRIVIA Search The How-To Geek Forums Have Migrated to Discourse How-To Geek Forums / Geek Stuff (Solved) - Format unrecognized HDD (10 posts) Started 3 IF this is destroyed then normal partitioning programs probably will not work. Manufacturers don’t want a Fair Repair bill. Zero Fill Utility

Depending on the specs, Vista may not even be a good choice for your system.To prepare the HDD, all you need to do is identify the make/model, then go to the for an Award bios, - a long beep followed by two short beeps, then nothing further = a video problem on the computer. - a beep of about a half second, But manufacturers like John Deere and Apple don’t like that idea. check my blog Did the previous own physically remove the HDD, then replace it again?

Such opinions may not be accurate and they are to be used at your own risk. Reallocated Sector Count Fix Because it worked great when I recommended it to a guy to use on his older PC. I have a Hitachi 2.5" 160GB 5400RPM SATA HDD.

By the way - do you have ready-access to this machine or do you have to travel a ways to work on it ?

Join Date Jan 2009 Beans 244 DistroUbuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala How long does it take to zero out a hard drive? I tried both the 1.0.7 and beta-2007042900 versions and neither worked well. Tell your state representative to support S618. Low Level Format But we need your help.

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I screwed up and removed all the partitions. Computing.Net cannot verify the validity of the statements made on this site. Is there a way we can repartition and format this disk? and not to put you down in anyway, even if it was you would have to have some spectacular stuff on there for someone to take the time and money to

works great. On Sale Now 1 Answer Filter by: Most Helpful Newest Oldest Chosen Solution Dan @danj Rep: 190.3k Self employed contract worker 30 79 491 Posted: 07/27/2015 Options Permalink History HD's & Thank you so much! You may get NO VIDEO when you have a ram problem.

Tell them you support a bipartisan Fair Repair bill, SF 15. Also my flash drive doesn't show up when I insert it so I can't copy it a text file on that and open it up on the other computer I'm on Computing.Net and Purch hereby disclaim all responsibility and liability for the content of Computing.Net and its accuracy. Once that's done, just boot off the Windows disk & install the OS.

I have read several of the articles on HTG addressing this subject, but none quite get me where I need to go. Reports: · Posted 3 years ago Top whs Posts: 17584 This post has been reported. How can I tell if the drive has fdisk or ntfs? All we know is you have a Vista disk.

The exact command I used after going into superuser mode was: Code: shred -vfz -n 100 /dev/hda It said that it was doing passes over the hard drive but the process finally, anything more than a single overwrite is a complete waste of time. 1 is enough to ensure nothing is recoverable. You're Welcome My Friend. If you have a hardware problem, it's a completely separate issue from the "zero-fill" HDD.

Slithy Tove, Jun 30, 2002 #5 bigsooner Thread Starter Joined: Mar 4, 2001 Messages: 194 I really appreciate all the help I get form you guys. You'll need to go to an Apple Store with proof of purchase for them to unlock the BIOS password.